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Enhance observability for Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

In this blog post, you will learn how to improve observability on your Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server database. You will configure metric exporters and send those metrics to Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, to be visualized in Amazon Managed Grafana. By utilizing both Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, and Amazon Managed Grafana, you […]

Getting Started with CloudWatch agent and collectd

Observability helps you understand the health, usage, performance, and customer experience for your workloads. Observability can support many use cases, from detecting incidents and supporting incident resolution, to understanding the impact of new features on your users and workflow. Establishing the right solution depends on being able to gather the right data for your situation. […]

Migrating to Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus with the Prometheus Operator

The Prometheus Operator allows cluster administrators to manage Prometheus clusters running in Kubernetes. It makes it easy to deploy and manage Prometheus via native Kubernetes components. In this blog post, I will demonstrate how you can deploy Prometheus via the Prometheus Operator, and how you can easily migrate your monitoring workloads to take advantage of […]

Achieve testing success with the AWS Application Migration Service for painless and simplified cut-overs

Many customers utilize the AWS Application Migration Service to rehost their environments to AWS. A crucial aspect of testing for successful migration involves identifying dependencies on shared services. Connectivity to Microsoft Active Directory, integrations with other services and backup servers could cause unexpected behaviors during your testing and cut-over. This blog post will focus on […]

Use AWS Systems Manager for VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) operations management

A hybrid cloud strategy creates management and governance challenges for our customers. These challenges include maintaining consistent cloud security and compliance policies across hybrid VMC and cloud environments, providing a single pane of glass for visualizing and acting on operational data, and providing deployment automation and control of cloud infrastructure across multiple cloud environments. VMware […]

Monitor hybrid and multicloud environments using AWS Systems Manager and Amazon CloudWatch

As customers accelerate their migrations to the cloud and transform their businesses, some find themselves in situations where they have to manage IT operations in a hybrid or multicloud environment. These customers are faced with additional complexity when it comes to operating their applications and infrastructure. They often must use solutions from multiple providers to […]

Simplify analysis of AWS CloudTrail data leveraging Amazon CloudWatch machine learning and advanced capabilities

AWS CloudTrail tracks user and API activities across AWS environments for governance and auditing purposes and allows customers to centralize a record of these activities. Customers have the option to send AWS CloudTrail logs to Amazon CloudWatch that simplifies and streamlines the analysis and monitoring of AWS CloudTrail recorded activities. Amazon CloudWatch anomaly detection allows […]

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Simplify infrastructure deployments using Customizations for AWS Control Tower and AWS Serverless Application Model

Customers want flexibility and simpler ways to manage their AWS accounts. There are several ways customers can choose to customize their AWS account deployments at scale with flexibility such as Account Factory Customization (AFC), a native solution within AWS Control Tower account factory, or Customizations for Control Tower (CfCT), which this blog focuses on. To […]

Automate updating approval cut off dates for Patch Manager Patch Baselines

Automate updating approval cut off dates for Patch Manager Patch Baselines

AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager helps AWS customers manage and automate the process of patching their Linux and Windows managed nodes in AWS and hybrid environments. It provides various options and allows greater control over which patches are approved or rejected during installation using patch baselines. One parameter of patch baseline approval rules is the Auto […]

Announcing AWS CloudTrail Lake Dashboards – Visualize and Analyze CloudTrail data

In January 2022, AWS announced general availability of AWS CloudTrail Lake, a managed audit and security lake that allows you to aggregate, immutably store and query activity logs for auditing, security investigation and operational troubleshooting. Since launch, thousands of customers have adopted this feature. We are excited to announce that CloudTrail Lake dashboards are now […]