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Category: Amazon OpenSearch Service

Monitoring underlying hardware failures for EC2 instances by logging them with Amazon OpenSearch Service

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. With Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) you can spin up a virtual server or instance of various sizes that run on system composed of server, storage, and network hardware. AWS uses status checks to monitor the system on which […]

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How to search through your AWS Systems Manager Session Manager console logs – Part 1

AWS Systems Manager (SSM) in combination with AWS Key Management Services (KMS), Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon OpenSearch allow administrators to encrypt and securely store user session logs, as well as search the log data for information. These tools are easy to integrate and provide powerful analytical capabilities without the undifferentiated heavy lifting. In this series, […]

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How to search through your AWS Systems Manager Session Manager console logs – Part 2

AWS System Manager in combination with Amazon Key Management Services (KMS), Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon Open Search can provide administrators with the ability to encrypt and securely store user session logs and search the log data for information. These tools are easy to integrate and provide powerful analytical capabilities without undifferentiated heavy lifting. In the […]

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Build an observability solution using managed AWS services and the OpenTelemetry standard

Open standards, specifically the ones implemented by OpenTelemetry, are becoming the de-facto mechanism of implementing observability for numerous organizations that support this CNCF initiative. This blog post showcases how an organization can easily build a central observability platform with single-pane-of-glass visibility into their various applications that run both in the public cloud as well as […]

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How to aggregate and visualize AWS Health events using AWS Organizations and Amazon Elasticsearch Service

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. In this post, I show you how to aggregate AWS Health events centrally from all accounts in your organization using AWS Organizations, AWS Lambda, and AWS Health API, and then build automation to ingest and visualize the operations data using […]

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Visualizing AWS CloudTrail Events using Kibana

In this blog post you learn how to visualize AWS CloudTrail events, near real time, using Kibana. This solution is useful if you use an ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack to aggregate logs from all your systems and applications, analyze these logs, and create visualizations for application and infrastructure monitoring. This solution is also useful […]

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