Posted On: Feb 17, 2022

Today, Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights adds metric collection support for your applications running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) with AWS Fargate using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT). ADOT is a secure, AWS-supported distribution of the OpenTelemetry project. Customers can now easily collect EKS Fargate metrics, such as CPU, memory, disk, and network, and analyze them along with other container metrics in Amazon CloudWatch. This helps customers observe the performance and resource utilization of their applications directly in the CloudWatch Container Insights console.

Customers can run the ADOT collector as a sidecar alongside their application containers to begin exporting these metrics. Once deployed, all pods send Fargate metrics to CloudWatch Container Insights dashboards. You can now view Fargate pod metrics such as CPU, memory and network status together in the same Container Insights dashboard as your EC2 workloads.

Visit the blog post or documentation to learn more about this feature and to get started with using ADOT with CloudWatch Container Insights. Visit our developer portal to learn more about ADOT and download the latest release.