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Use AWS Systems Manager to enable CloudWatch memory metrics for Windows Server Amazon EC2 instances

In this blog post, we will show how to reduce the administrative burden of enabling Amazon CloudWatch memory metric monitoring on Windows Server EC2 instances using AWS Systems Manager automation. Once enabled, we will show how memory monitoring benefits downstream services like AWS Compute Optimizer to provide accurate cost savings recommendations. Monitoring is an important […]

Automatically create self-managed licenses in multiple accounts using tags

In this blog post, we will demonstrate how you can set up self-managed licenses to be tracked automatically through tagging. Managing licenses for software running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is critical for compliance and auditing purposes. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a free tool, AWS License Manager, to help you manage your licenses. However, license […]

Accelerate Remote Desktop Gateway deployments with AWS Launch Wizard

Introduction In this blog post, I am going to show you how easy it is to deploy a secure infrastructure to manage your Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances for Microsoft Windows Server through the automation provided by AWS Launch Wizard. AWS Launch Wizard offers a guided way of sizing, configuring, and deploying AWS resources […]

Configure Microsoft Active Directory to use Amazon Time Sync

In this blog post, I will explain how to utilize Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to configure Microsoft Active Directory (AD) to use the Amazon Time Sync Service for time synchronization. Additionally, I will explain how to monitor and alert on the time synchronization health of the domain with Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon Simple Notification Service. […]

Exporting the Windows Failover Cluster log to CloudWatch

In this deep-dive blog post, we will go through a step-by-step guide on how to capture Windows Failover Cluster Event Viewer logs using Amazon CloudWatch agent and send alerts using Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). Introduction Windows Event Viewer logs are a crucial aspect of monitoring and troubleshooting Windows systems. However, manually reviewing these […]

.NET observability with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray: Part 2 — Logging

Building a well-architected .NET application goes beyond just coding and deploying. You must monitor performance, trace transactions, collect logs, gather metrics, and trigger alarms when metrics breach thresholds. To achieve this, you can design and implement telemetry to enable observability capabilities. In the first part of this blog series, I covered the implementation of metrics. […]

.NET Observability with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray: Part 3 – Distributed Trace

Building a well-architected .NET application goes beyond just coding and deploying. You must monitor performance, trace transactions, collect logs, gather metrics, and trigger alarms when metrics breach thresholds. To achieve this, you can design and implement telemetry to enable observability capabilities. In the first post of the series, I covered the implementation of metrics, and […]

.NET observability with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray: Part 1 — Metrics

Building a well-architected .NET application goes beyond just coding and deploying. You must monitor performance, trace transactions, collect logs, gather metrics, and trigger alarms when metrics breach thresholds. To achieve this, you can design and implement telemetry to enable observability capabilities. This post is the first in a series of three posts in which I […]

An AWS perspective on securely managing Windows Server infrastructure at scale

In this blog, we will provide a holistic approach to help customers manage their Windows Server infrastructure securely and at scale for both cloud-only and hybrid cloud using AWS services. This approach helps our customers use more efficient, unified, and automated operational solutions for managing server infrastructure. Cloud innovations have opened new possibilities for enterprise […]

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Venerable accelerates growth by modernizing its Mainframes on AWS

Venerable was formed as the result of a divestiture from a large US insurance business in 2018. As a new company, Venerable adopted a cloud-first strategy, which meant zero investment in establishing a mainframe infrastructure. Venerable needed to modernize a core business application for managing agent commissions. This mainframe application was known as the Agent […]