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Manage AWS account alternate contacts with Terraform

Managing AWS billing, support and service team notifications, and potential security events are critical for customers to ensure security, cost optimization and operational monitoring for their AWS deployments. Alternate contacts allow us to contact another person about issues with your account at the right time, even if you’re unavailable. AWS will send you operational notifications such […]

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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 enable Amazon CloudWatch Alarms to send repeated notifications

Amazon CloudWatch Alarms is natively integrated with Amazon CloudWatch metrics. Many AWS services send metrics to CloudWatch, and AWS also offers many approaches that let you emit your applications’ metrics as custom metrics. CloudWatch Alarms let you monitor the metrics changes when crossing a static threshold or falling out of an anomaly detection band. Furthermore, […]

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Accelerate your Migration with AWS Application Migration Service

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the sunsetting of CloudEndure Migration and AWS Server Migration Service (AWS SMS), both used primarily for accelerating lift-and-shift (re-host) migrations to AWS. AWS Application Migration Service (MGN) simplifies and accelerates your re-host migrations to AWS. You can quickly migrate your virtual, physical, or cloud-based servers to AWS with minimal […]

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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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Accelerate vCenter Migration using AWS Migration Service Agentless Migration

Organizations often decide to move their applications from on-premises environments to the cloud with little to no architecture changes. This migration strategy is advantageous for large-scale applications to satisfy specific business goals, such as launching a product in an accelerated timeline or exiting an on-premises data center. Using a rehost migration strategy lets customers achieve […]

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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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Extending and exploring alarm history in Amazon CloudWatch – part 1

Alarm history data can be invaluable in diagnosing trends, impacts and root causes for issues in your application. In this two-part blog series, we will demonstrate how to move beyond the standard 14 day alarm history, and turn your Amazon CloudWatch alarm state changes into logs and metrics that you can graph on your CloudWatch […]

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Extending and exploring alarm history in Amazon CloudWatch – part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, we demonstrated how to utilize an Amazon EventBridge rule to create Amazon CloudWatch logs and metrics from a change in state of your CloudWatch alarms. To diagnose trends, impacts, and root causes, you may want to see trends in alarm history or visualize this data alongside other CloudWatch […]

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How to validate AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry attribute groups schema and take remediation actions

Many customers define resource tagging strategy to manage their AWS resources to either being able to identify the resource owner or the cost center, or for any other purpose. Therefore, it’s important to have a mechanism to identify those resources that don’t have the essential resource tags. In AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry, attribute groups are […]

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