Posted On: Apr 11, 2024

Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights now offers observability for Windows containers running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), and helps customers collect, aggregate, and summarize metrics and logs from their Windows container infrastructure. With this support, customers can monitor utilization of resources such as CPU, memory, disk, and network, as well as get enhanced observability such as container-level EKS performance metrics, Kube-state metrics and EKS control plane metrics for Windows containers. CloudWatch also provides diagnostic information, such as container restart failures, for faster problem isolation and troubleshooting for Windows containers running on EKS.

Customers can get started with Container Insights by installing the CloudWatch observability add-on in their clusters after they are created using the add-ons tab in the cluster info view. Once installed, customers can visually drill up and down across various container layers and easily spot issues like memory leaks in their Windows containers, reducing mean time to resolution. Container Insights for Windows containers is supported on EKS versions 1.24 and later. For more details on getting started with Container Insights for your Windows clusters on EKS, see this blog. For pricing for Container Insights with and without enhanced observability for EKS, see pricing page for details.

Container Insights is available in all commercial AWS Regions, including the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. For further information, visit the Container Insights documentation