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Category: Amazon EC2

Integrate administrator approval for EC2 Image Builder AMIs using AWS Systems Manager

Building Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances or Docker containers is a crucial step that will define the baseline for many of your workloads. AWS released a service called EC2 Image Builder (Image Builder) to help you build your pipelines more simply. Customers have different requirements depending on […]

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How to auto add new cross-account Amazon EC2 instances in a central Amazon CloudWatch dashboard

Managing various metrics of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in multiple accounts can be challenging, especially if new instances are launched regularly. Amazon CloudWatch has a cross-account dashboard functionality that provides you with cross-account visibility to various metrics without having to log in and out of different accounts. In addition, CloudWatch dashboards are […]

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Create patched clones of your workloads in a multi-account set up using AWS Systems Manager Automation

Zainab Allawi, Associate Solutions Architect, WWPS Solutions Architecture For businesses of different sizes, patch testing has mostly been manual, and patching process errors or incompatibilities could risk disrupting production workloads. AWS Systems Manager Automation simplifies the common maintenance and deployment tasks of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and other AWS resources. It also […]

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Deploying highly-available SQL Server on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts

Want to bring your eligible SQL Server licenses to use on AWS? If your organization is planning data center evacuation, and looking to extend the life of existing investments in Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Server licenses, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and AWS License Manager can help. Do you also want to setup […]

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Auto-scaling Amazon EC2 using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and alert manager

Customers want to migrate their existing Prometheus workloads to the cloud and utilize all that the cloud offers. AWS has services like Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, which lets you scale out Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances based on metrics like CPU or memory utilization. Applications that use Prometheus metrics can easily integrate into […]

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Resizing volumes and instances using ServiceNow and AWS

The AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow enables ServiceNow end users to provision, manage, and operate AWS resources natively through ServiceNow. This lets our customers connect a technical operation with a business workflow, perhaps requiring approvals from management or other teams. The key in all of this is empowering and enabling end-users, thereby removing manual […]

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Viewing custom metrics from statsd with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

Monitoring applications based on custom metrics is important for a resilient system. One of the mechanisms to generate custom metrics from applications is statsd – a NodeJs process to collect custom application performance metrics periodically. However, statsd doesn’t provide long-term storage, rich querying, visualization, or an alerting solution. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon […]

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Viewing collectd statistics with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Service for Grafana

Monitoring systems are essential for a resilient solution. A popular tool to monitor Linux-based physical or virtual machines is collectd – a daemon to collect system and application performance metrics periodically. However, collectd doesn’t provide long-term storage for metrics, rich querying, visualization, or an alerting solution. The Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is a serverless […]

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Avoid zero-day vulnerabilities with same-day security patching using AWS Systems Manager

This post was co-authored by Jordan Koch at Veradigm. Applying operating systems patches is one of the easiest ways to secure a system from ever-changing cybersecurity threats. However, for many organizations it is one of the most difficult and time-consuming tasks. Many organizations deploy operating system patches through their various environments, first applying to Development, […]

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Use Amazon Cloud Watch math expressions and composite alarms for detailed monitoring of AWS Elastic Load Balancers

AWS Elastic Load Balancing encompasses the following load balancers in AWS: Application Load Balancers, Network Load Balancers, Gateway Load Balancers, and Classic Load Balancers. The load balancer serves as a single contact point for clients and it distributes incoming traffic across multiple targets such as EC2 instances as well as it is crucial to monitor […]

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