Posted On: Jan 17, 2023

Amazon CloudWatch now provides enhanced visibility into errors in Embedded Metric Format (EMF), with two new error metrics (EMFValidationErrors & EMFParsingErrors). 

Structured Log Format within CloudWatch Logs allows customers to emit metrics within their logs which are extracted and published to CloudWatch via EMF. With today’s launch, as customers are instrumenting their logs to leverage EMF, they will have visibility into errors in their instrumentation via the newly added error metrics. This enhanced visibility can help them quickly identify and remediate such errors, thereby simplifying the instrumentation process. 

EMF error metrics will be automatically enabled at no extra cost for all customers using EMF, and customers can view these metrics in CloudWatch Metrics page within “AWS/Logs” namespace. These metrics are available in all AWS regions where CloudWatch is available.

To get started, see the following list of resources::