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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Automate detecting GeoIP location of Client VPN users using Lambda function

Introduction With the shift to a remote working environment, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of remote users connecting to AWS Client VPN to access resources inside of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). Companies often want to know GeoIP Location of the Client VPN users so they can understand where these […]

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Monitoring Amazon Interactive Video Service with a CloudWatch Dashboard

Introduction Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) is a managed live streaming solution that is quick and easy to set up, and ideal for creating interactive video experiences. You can send your live streams to Amazon IVS using streaming software and the service does everything you need to make low-latency live video available to any viewer […]

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Automate AWS client VPN’s CRL updates, when using AWS Private Certificate Authority

Importing the updated Certificate Revocation List (CRL) for AWS Client Virtual Private Network (AWS Client VPN) Endpoint becomes a challenge, especially when the AWS Private Certificate Authority (AWS PCA) is used to generate and manage the client certificates. Normally, an Admin has to manually import the CRL file to Client VPN Endpoint before it expires […]

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How to diagnose AWS Elemental MediaTailor ad insertion flows using debugging

AWS Elemental MediaTailor allows you to serve targeted ads to viewers while maintaining broadcast quality in over-the-top (OTT) video applications. This article explains how it is possible to use the debugging feature of MediaTailor to dive deep into an ad insertion session lifecycle to troubleshoot or visualize what is happening behind the scenes. The PDF […]

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Creating dashboards and alarms for AWS Elemental MediaConvert using Amazon CloudWatch

Introduction If you are developing an automated video-on-demand workflow, you may at times need to monitor specific parts of the workflow pipeline. When it comes to the transcoding piece of the workflow, AWS Elemental MediaConvert is integrated with Amazon CloudWatch to provide metrics and events from the MediaConvert service. You can create simple CloudWatch dashboards […]

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Monitoring AWS Media Services using Amazon CloudWatch Events

The Media Services Application Mapper (MSAM) tool was created to help video streaming operators monitor their live channels. The tool provides a web interface that visualizes the components of live video workflows, including logical connections between AWS Media Services and other services from AWS. MSAM can be configured to show error messages, alerts, and alarms […]

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Services and tools for monitoring video workflows on AWS

Congratulations, you’re hosting your video workflows in the cloud. You can now benefit from the redundancy, durability, and integration provided by many AWS cloud services and tools for video workflows. Before you begin basking in the glory, let me ask you: Do you know the end-to-end health of those workflows right now? Are you monitoring […]

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Cloud-optimized channel origination with Imagine Communications’ Versio playout solution

Authored by Joe Ashba, Senior Solutions Architect, Imagine Communications.  Using AWS building blocks to create a linear playout solution for the cloud As media companies explore new opportunities afforded to them by cloud technologies, they recognize the potential for tapping these resources creatively to strengthen and diversify their broadcast portfolio. Channel origination is the most […]

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Delivering rugged video and spatial streaming capability in a flexible, cost-effective solution

The Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Emergency Services Agency (ESA) leverages the security and reliability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for live video streaming, archive, and complex spatial data processing. ESA is the ACT Government organisation charged with providing emergency management services to the Canberra community and works closely with its counterparts across […]

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Monitoring AWS Elemental MediaStore with Amazon CloudWatch metrics

Many customers have built live streaming workflows using AWS Elemental MediaStore as a high performant live video origin in the cloud. For example, FOX recently used MediaStore as a low latency origin for its AWS-enabled production workflow for Super Bowl LIV. In a previous blog post, I explained how to use MediaStore access logs to […]

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