AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Managing domain membership of dynamic fleet of EC2 instances

This post is written by Alex Zarenin, Senior AWS Solution Architect, Microsoft Tech. Updated: February 10, 2021 1.   Introduction For most companies, a move of Microsoft workloads to AWS starts with “lift and shift” where existing workloads are moved from the on-premises data centers to the cloud. These workloads may include WEB and API farms, […]

Read More
Process to install and configure the CloudWatch agent

How to monitor Windows and Linux servers and get internal performance metrics

This post was written by Dean Suzuki, Solution Architect Manager. Customers who run Windows or Linux instances on AWS frequently ask, “How do I know if my disks are almost full?” or “How do I know if my application is using all the available memory and is paging to disk?” This blog helps answer these […]

Read More
Lambda Logs API

Using AWS Lambda extensions to send logs to custom destinations

You can now send logs from AWS Lambda functions directly to a destination of your choice using AWS Lambda Extensions. Lambda Extensions are a new way for monitoring, observability, security, and governance tools to easily integrate with AWS Lambda. For more information, see “Introducing AWS Lambda Extensions – In preview”. To help you troubleshoot failures […]

Read More

Troubleshooting Amazon API Gateway with enhanced observability variables

Amazon API Gateway is often used for managing access to serverless applications. Additionally, it can help developers reduce code and increase security with features like AWS WAF integration and authorizers at the API level. Because more is handled by API Gateway, developers tell us they would like to see more data points on the individual […]

Read More
CloudWatch monitoring details

Load testing a web application’s serverless backend

In this post, I discuss focus areas for load testing of serverless applications, and highlight two tools commonly used. I show how to configure Artillery with customized functions, and how to run tests to simulate load on the Ask Around Me application.

Read More
AWS Lambda function versions and aliases

Building well-architected serverless applications: Approaching application lifecycle management – part 2

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the nine serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the Introduction post for a table of contents and explanation of the example application. Question OPS2: […]

Read More
cloudwatch-insights-service-map-view

Building well-architected serverless applications: Understanding application health – part 2

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the nine serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the Introduction post for a table of contents and explaining the example application. Question OPS1: How […]

Read More
cross-service-metrics-dashboard

Building well-architected serverless applications: Understanding application health – part 1

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the nine serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the Introduction post for a table of contents and explaining […]

Read More

Building a serverless URL shortener app without AWS Lambda – part 3

This is the final installment of a three-part series on building a serverless URL shortener without using AWS Lambda. This series highlights the power of Amazon API Gateway and its ability to directly integrate with services like Amazon DynamoDB. The result is a low latency, highly available application that is built with managed services and […]

Read More