Posted On: Oct 11, 2023

Starting today, we are introducing a new Amazon CloudWatch metric called Attached EBS Status Check to monitor if one or more Amazon EBS volumes attached to your EC2 instances are reachable and able to complete I/O operations. With this new metric, you can now quickly detect and respond to any EBS impairments that may potentially be impacting the performance of your applications running on Amazon EC2 instances. 

You can monitor Attached EBS Status Check metric using CloudWatch alarms. The metric is available by default at a 1-minute frequency for no additional charges, and is supported for all EC2 Nitro instances in all commercial AWS regions, including the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. To learn more about Attached EBS status check CloudWatch metric, please visit Status checks for your instances.