AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Monitoring and observability

Monitor Private VPC Endpoint Health in Hybrid DNS Environments Using CloudWatch Synthetics

We start by paying homage to the Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics canary naming convention, which nods to the original use of canaries to detect carbon monoxide in coal mines. The bird’s small size, high metabolism, and intensified breathing led to their early demise when exposed to the poisonous gas, thereby allowing miners to take corrective action […]

Setting up an Amazon CloudWatch Billing Alarm to Proactively Monitor Estimated Charges

I’m pleased to announce the start of a multi-part series for CloudWatch Billing in which I will explore the techniques for proactively managing your AWS costs. This series kicks off with a walkthrough of setting up CloudWatch Billing Alarms from the AWS console. This walkthrough demonstrates how to enable Billing Alerts, create an Amazon CloudWatch […]

Visual monitoring of applications with Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

Monitoring application endpoints is a reliable way to measure availability. This best practice can be extended by adding synthetic monitoring to your observability strategy. Synthetic monitoring lets you continually verify your customers’ experience by following the same routes and actions as your customers. You can create scripts or canaries that monitor things such as availability, […]

Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is now Generally Available

At re:Invent 2020, we launched Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, a fully managed Prometheus-compatible service in Preview on AWS. It is a secure and scalable service customers can utilize to collect infrastructure and application metrics from workloads hosted on various environments, such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), […]

Using AWS X-Ray and AWS Application Cost Profiler to track tenant cost of shared AWS Infrastructure

In our last blog post, we introduced AWS Application Cost Profiler (ACP), where we discussed this new service that allows customers, running multi-tenant applications, to receive granular cost breakdowns of shared AWS resources across their tenants. AWS Application Cost Profiler provides customers, especially SaaS ISVs, with a standard mechanism to correlate and report their infrastructure […]

Improve your application availability with AWS observability solutions

Distributed systems are complex due to their high number of interconnected components and susceptibility to failures caused by constant updates. Legacy monolithic applications can be distributed across instances and geographic locations or microservices. These rely on thousands of resources to operate and can be updated frequently, scaled elastically, or invoked on demand. In turn, these […]

Implementing a cross-account and cross-Region AWS Config status dashboard

AWS Config helps central IT administrators monitor the compliance of multiple AWS accounts and multiple regions in large enterprises. AWS Config utilizes a configuration recorder to detect changes in your resource configurations and capture these as configuration items. A separate configuration recorder exists for every region in each AWS account. However, AWS Config recorders can […]

Collect, aggregate, and analyze Rancher Kubernetes Cluster logs with Amazon CloudWatch

Collect, aggregate, and analyze Rancher Kubernetes Cluster logs with Amazon CloudWatch

Rancher is a popular open-source container management tool utilized by many organizations that provides an intuitive user interface for managing and deploying the Kubernetes clusters on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). When Rancher deploys Kubernetes onto nodes in Amazon EC2, it uses Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE), which is Rancher’s […]

SNMP monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch and Elastic Logstash

SNMP monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch and Elastic Logstash

Customers want a single pane of glass for their systems operations where they can visualize the health and performance of applications running in several AWS Regions and in their on-premises environment. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an internet standard protocol for collecting and organizing information about managed devices on IP networks and for modifying […]