Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

Now you can easily setup monitoring, alarms and dashboards for your Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) running on AWS and for applications using FSx managed storage with CloudWatch Application Insights. CloudWatch Application Insights is a capability that helps customers monitor and troubleshoot their enterprise applications running on AWS resources. The new feature adds automatic discovery of the database and managed storage, the FCI configuration and the underlying resources along with setting up the metrics, telemetry and logs for monitoring its health and wellness. 

With the addition of SQL Server FCI, customers now have an easy path for setting up and managing monitoring for this fault tolerant database setup. Additionally, Launch Wizard, the service which helps you deploy applications on AWS, recently added support for SQL Server FCI which means you can now easily setup the database and observability for it all within your Launch Wizard deployment. As part of the new feature launch, we’ve added support for monitoring of Amazon’s managed file system FSx for Windows. Now CloudWatch Application Insights can automatically discover your FSx file systems and setup monitoring for these resources as part of your application.

Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights provides automated setup of observability for your enterprise applications and underlying AWS resources and can be accessed via the Insights tab in CloudWatch left panel. It creates Amazon CloudWatch Automatic Dashboards to visualize problem details, accelerate troubleshooting, and help reduce mean time to resolution. Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights is available in all AWS commercial regions at no additional charge. Depending on setup, you may incur charges for Amazon CloudWatch monitoring resources. To learn more about Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights, please review the documentation.