Posted On: May 21, 2021

AWS X-Ray now supports VPC endpoints. With this feature, you can communicate with X-Ray service from your Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) without exposing that traffic to the public internet. VPC endpoints are powered by AWS PrivateLink, an AWS technology that enables private communication between your VPC and AWS services, like X-Ray, on the private AWS network.

With PrivateLink, you can create Interface VPC endpoints to access X-Ray APIs from your VPC. VPC endpoints deliver reliable connectivity to X-Ray without requiring internet gateway, Network Address Translation (NAT) devices, or firewall proxies. You can use IAM policies to control who can use the VPC endpoint and which actions can be accessed from that VPC endpoint such as sending segment data, creating X-Ray Groups and others.

X-Ray supports VPC endpoints in all regions where X-Ray and VPC endpoint is available. For more information, see the AWS Region table . Please refer to PrivateLink Pricing for pricing information on VPC endpoints. You can get started by creating a VPC endpoint for X-Ray using AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or AWS CloudFormation. To learn more read our blog on Using VPC endpoints for AWS X-Rays and visit the X-Ray developer guide.