Posted On: Jun 18, 2020

Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights now supports monitoring for Microsoft SQL Server High Availability (HA) workloads enabling customers to easily set up metrics, logs, and alarms for their SQL Server HA workloads, and monitor the health of these database nodes. Customers can now use CloudWatch Application Insights to configure important counters such as Mirrored Write Transaction/sec, Recovery Queue Length, and Transaction Delay, and Windows Event Logs on CloudWatch, and get automated insights whenever a fail-over event or a problem, such as a restricted access to query target database, is detected with such workloads.

CloudWatch Application Insights also integrates with the AWS Launch Wizard. AWS Launch Wizard offers customers a guided way of sizing, configuring, and deploying enterprise workloads such as Microsoft SQL Server Always On and HANA based SAP systems on AWS without customers having to identify and provision individual AWS resources. With this integration, customers using the AWS Launch Wizard to deploy SQL Server HA workloads can also setup their application monitoring with a single click. When customers select this option on the Launch Wizard console, CloudWatch Application Insights automatically sets up relevant metrics, logs, and alarms on CloudWatch, and starts monitoring newly deployed workloads. Customers can view automated insights and detected problems with the health of their SQL Server HA workloads on the CloudWatch console. To learn more about Launch Wizard and this integration, see the public documentation.

Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights enables observability for your .NET based applications and underlying AWS resources. Getting started is easy; you can set up important monitors for your applications using a few clicks in the CloudWatch console. For the detected issues, you can use CloudWatch Automatic Dashboards to visualize problem details, helping application owners troubleshoot faster and reduce their mean time to resolution. CloudWatch Application Insights is available in all AWS public regions at no additional charge, you pay for monitoring data set up on CloudWatch. To learn more, access the CloudWatch Getting Started page and documentation page.