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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

New Metrics for EC2 Container Service: Clusters & Services

The helps you to build, run, and scale Docker-based applications. As I noted in an earlier post (EC2 Container Service – Latest Features, Customer Successes, and More), you will benefit from easy cluster management, high performance, flexible scheduling, extensibility, portability, and AWS integration while running in an AWS-powered environment that is secure and efficient. Container-based […]

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CloudWatch Logs Subscription Consumer + Elasticsearch + Kibana Dashboards

Many of the things that I blog about lately seem to involve interesting combinations of two or more AWS services and today’s post is no exception. Before I dig in, I’d like to briefly introduce all of the services that I plan to name-drop later in this post. Some of this will be review material, […]

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New Amazon CloudWatch Action – Reboot EC2 Instance

monitors your cloud resources and applications, including instances. You can track cloud, system, and application metrics, see them in graphical form, and arrange to be notified (via a CloudWatch alarm) if they cross a threshold value that you specify. You can also stop, terminate, or recover an EC2 instance when an alarm is triggered (see […]

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New – CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon WorkSpaces

AWS customers are deploying at scale in medium and large organizations. For example, health care company Johnson & Johnson is using WorkSpaces to realize the long-promised security and efficacy benefits of virtual desktops, in a world populated by a diverse workforce that would like to use their own computing devices if possible (also known as […]

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VPC Flow Logs – Log and View Network Traffic Flows

Many organizations collect, store, and analyze network flow logs. They use this information to troubleshoot connectivity and security issues, and to make sure that network access rules are working as expected. Up until now, AWS customers collected this data by installing agents on their instances. Doing so imposed some overhead on each instance, and also […]

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Route 53 Update – Tagging, CloudTrail, One-Click Alarms, Visible Health Check Status

is a highly available and scalable Domain Name Service (DNS) web service. In a nutshell, it translates symbolic names such as aws.amazon.com into numerical IP addresses like 176.32.100.36. Today we are making Route 53 even more useful with the addition of four new features: Tagging of domains and hosted zones. API logging via CloudTrail. One-click […]

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New – Auto Recovery for Amazon EC2

An important rule when building a highly available and highly reliable system is to design for failure. In other words, your design model should assume that, as Amazon CTO Werner Vogels has said, “everything fails all the time.” Fortunately, modern data centers, networks, and servers are highly reliable, and failures are the exception rather than […]

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New – CloudTrail Integration with CloudWatch Logs; 2 Partner Solutions

As you may know, records API activity in your AWS account and delivers a log file with the recorded API activity to a designated S3 bucket (see my post, AWS CloudTrail – Capture AWS API Activity, for more info). Earlier this year we announced CloudWatch Logs and gave you the ability to store and monitor […]

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CloudWatch Update – Enhanced Support for Windows Log Files

Earlier this year, we launched a log storage and monitoring feature for . As a quick recap, this feature allows you to upload log files from your instances to CloudWatch, where they are stored durably and easily monitored for specific symbols or messages. The EC2Config service runs on Microsoft Windows instances on EC2, and takes […]

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