AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Monitoring and observability

Monitor network throughput of interface VPC endpoints using Amazon Cloudwatch

Monitor network throughput of interface VPC endpoints using Amazon CloudWatch

Security, cost and performance are always a top priority for AWS customers when they design their network. AWS PrivateLink is becoming increasingly popular because it provides secured private connectivity between Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), AWS services and your on-premises networks, without exposing your traffic to the public internet. In this blog post, we show you […]

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Using Amazon CloudWatch with Amazon EventBridge for cross-account event monitoring

Using Amazon CloudWatch with Amazon EventBridge for cross-account event monitoring

We often talk about event driven architectures where an event is something that happens within your application or architecture. It could be a new file received by your application or when there is an alert triggered by high CPU utilization. We can act on these events by scanning the file contents or scaling out more […]

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Automating the installation and configuration of Prometheus using Systems Manager documents

Automating the installation and configuration of Prometheus using Systems Manager documents

As organizations migrate workloads to the cloud, they want to ensure their teams spend more time on tasks that move the organization forward and less time managing infrastructure. Installing patches and configuring software is what AWS calls undifferentiated heavy lifting, or the hard IT work that doesn’t add value to the mission of the organization. […]

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Collecting Apache Flink metrics in the Amazon CloudWatch agent

Collecting Apache Flink metrics in the Amazon CloudWatch agent

Apache Flink is a distributed stream processing engine. You can run Flink on Amazon EMR as a YARN application. You can view Flink metrics through its web UI, but what if you want to react to them? In this blog post, I’ll show you how to use the CloudWatch agent to collect Flink metrics into […]

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Use AWS CloudWatch Contributor Insights to monitor CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark controls

Contributor Insights is a feature of AWS CloudWatch that can be used to analyze log data to create time series that displays contributor data. This will help you understand who or what is impacting your system and application performance by identifying top talkers, pinpointing outliers, finding the heaviest traffic patterns, and ranking the top system […]

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Introducing CloudWatch Resource Health to monitor your EC2 hosts

Today, AWS announced Amazon CloudWatch Resource Health, a fully managed solution that customers can use to automatically discover, manage, and visualize the health and performance of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) hosts across their applications. Resource Health provides a centralized view of your EC2 hosts by performance dimensions such as CPU or memory utilization. […]

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Using VPC endpoints for AWS X-Ray

Today, AWS X-Ray announces the general availability of VPC endpoint support, which makes it possible for you to establish a private connection between your VPC and AWS X-Ray. Applications running in your VPC can now communicate with AWS X-Ray to send trace data without going through the public internet. In this post, I will show […]

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Monitoring your EC2 server fleet with advanced CloudWatch agent capabilities

Monitoring your EC2 server fleet with advanced CloudWatch agent capabilities

Customers who are running fleets of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances use advanced monitoring techniques to observe their operational performance. Capabilities like aggregated and custom dimensions help customers categorize and customize their metrics across server fleets for fast and efficient decision making. Customers need visibility not only into infrastructure metrics (like CPU and […]

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How Wealthfront utilizes AWS X-Ray to analyze and debug distributed applications

How Wealthfront utilizes AWS X-Ray to analyze and debug distributed applications

This blog post was written by Harichandan Pulagam, a Data Engineer at Wealthfront In this blog post, we describe how Wealthfront used AWS X-Ray to streamline the development and operations of a distributed application. About Wealthfront Wealthfront’s mission is to build a financial system that favors people, not institutions. They strive to provide better experiences […]

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