Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

Today, AWS IoT is announcing the general availability of several new enhancements for AWS IoT Device Management. These new features will enable customers to better monitor characteristics of their fleet over time, diagnose connectivity issues, and perform aggregation queries to group devices across different values.

AWS IoT Device Management enables customers to index and search device information from AWS IoT Core using the Fleet Indexing & Search capability. Today, customers can perform queries to get aggregate information across their fleet in real-time. Fleet Metrics is a new feature that gives customers the ability to automatically send aggregate information to CloudWatch and monitor the aggregate state of their fleet over time. For example, customers can use Fleet Metrics to analyze connectivity trends across their fleet and create alarms in CloudWatch to notify users when connectivity rates fall outside a defined threshold. To learn more about how to create and use a Fleet Metric, see the documentation.

Customers also use Fleet Indexing & Search to search, target, group, and organize devices based on connectivity attributes. Now, customers can search for devices based on a new “Disconnect Reason” data field that provides additional insight into why a particular device lost its connection to AWS IoT, helping fleet managers better diagnose connection issues across their fleet. Lastly, customers who manage a fleet of devices now have the ability to group devices by a particular attribute, property, or other metadata using the new Bucket Aggregation query type. To learn more about how to use aggregation queries, see the documentation.

The new enhancements are now generally available in all regions where AWS IoT Device Management is available. To see the full list of regions supported, see the product FAQs. To begin using these new features, enable Fleet Indexing in your account.

AWS IoT Device Management is a managed cloud service that makes it easy to securely register, organize, monitor, and remotely manage IoT devices at scale. To learn more about managing connected devices at scale, please visit the AWS IoT Device Management website.