Posted On: Aug 18, 2022

You can now enable CloudWatch Contributor Insights on your AWS PrivateLink-powered VPC Endpoint Services. AWS PrivateLink is a fully-managed private connectivity service that enables customers to access AWS services, third-party services or internal enterprise services hosted on AWS in a secure and scalable manner while keeping network traffic private. CloudWatch Contributor Insights analyzes time-series data to report the top contributors and number of unique contributors in a dataset.

As a PrivateLink Service owner, you can use Contributor Insights rules to monitor and troubleshoot performance of your service. For example, in the event of a rapid increase in traffic, you can enable a rule for the BytesProcessed metric to discover the customer endpoints sending the highest traffic volume to your service. Similarly, you can enable rules to track customer endpoints with the highest number of active connections, new connections, and resets (RSTs). Contributor Insights for AWS PrivateLink can also help you get data that can be used for cost allocation of your VPC Endpoint Service across different customer endpoints. You will pay a monthly charge for each rule. See the CloudWatch pricing page for details.

PrivateLink Contributor Insights rules can be enabled from the AWS Console, CLI, SDK and CloudFormation. The feature is available in all public AWS Regions and GovCloud Regions except Asia Pacific (Jakarta). To learn more, visit AWS Privatelink in Amazon VPC Developer Guide.