Posted On: Apr 11, 2024

Today, AWS announces the release of workflow monitor for live video, a media-centric tool to simplify and elevate the monitoring of your video workloads. Accessible via the AWS Elemental MediaLive console and API, workflow monitor discovers and visualizes resources. It creates signal maps showing video across AWS Elemental MediaConnect, MediaLive, and MediaPackage along with Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront to provide end-to-end visibility. With the workflow monitor, you can create your own alarm templates or start from a set of recommended alarms, and build custom templates for alarm notifications.

Previously, monitoring live video workloads and applying best practices required consulting multiple user guides and manually configuring Amazon CloudWatch alarms and Amazon EventBridge rules. No single overview existed in the AWS Management Console where customers could view alarms, metrics, resource alerts, and the health across an entire media workflow. Now with the workflow monitor, you can discover and visualize all the resources associated with your live video workflow in just a few clicks. Alarm configurations and notifications are managed and adjusted from one location and programmatically deployed by workflow monitor using Amazon CloudFormation in a repeatable fashion.

The workflow monitor is available in all regions where AWS Elemental MediaLive is currently deployed. CloudFormation support for workflow monitor resource types is coming soon. To get started, please read the getting started blog post or consult the workflow monitor documentation.