AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Management & Governance

Proactive autoscaling of Kubernetes workloads with KEDA using metrics ingested into Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Orchestration platforms such as Amazon EKS and Amazon ECS have simplified the process of building, securing, operating, and maintaining container-based applications, thereby helping organizations focus on building applications. We simplified this further with the launch of AWS Fargate, where customers no longer have to manage Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances for their Amazon EKS/ECS […]

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How to fix SSH issues on EC2 Linux instances using AWS Systems Manager

In a previous blog post, we provided a walkthrough of how to fix unreachable Amazon EC2 Windows instances using the EC2Rescue for Windows tool. In this blog post, I will walk you through how to utilize EC2Rescue for Linux to fix unreachable Linux instances. This Knowledge Center Article describes how EC2Rescue for Linux can be used to […]

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Identify operational issues quickly by using Grafana and Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Insights (Preview)

Amazon CloudWatch has recently launched Metrics Insights (Preview) – a fast, flexible, SQL-based query engine that enables you to identify trends and patterns across millions of operational metrics in real-time. With Metrics Insights, you can easily query and analyze your metrics to gain better visibility into the health and performance of your infrastructure and large scale […]

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Introducing AWS AppConfig Feature Flags In Preview

Update (15 March 2022): AWS AppConfig Feature Flags are now generally available. The information below is still correct, but additional information can be found in the link at the end of this blog post. Modern DevOps practices require development teams to continuously iterate their applications based on customer feedback. These iterations are mostly comprised of […]

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SLOs Made Easier with Nobl9 and Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Insights (Preview)

This post was written by Natalia Sikora-Zimna, Product Owner at Nobl9 Amazon CloudWatch has recently launched Metrics Insights – a fast, flexible, SQL-based query engine that lets customers identify trends and patterns across millions of operational metrics in real time. Metrics Insights allows customers to easily query and analyze metrics to gain better visibility into […]

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AWS attendee guide for Cloud Operations track at re:Invent 2021

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the global cloud computing community. We are super excited to join you at the 10th annual re:Invent to share the latest from AWS leaders and discover more ways to learn and build. Let’s celebrate this milestone which will be offered in person […]

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How to validate authentication using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics – Part 2

In the second post of this two-part series, I will demonstrate how to utilize the Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics canary that uses the multiple HTTP endpoints blueprint in order to monitor an application requiring an authentication certificate. The first post Multi-step API monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics provided steps to create an Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics script for executing a […]

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Share your Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards with anyone using AWS Single Sign-On

Amazon CloudWatch enables customers to collect monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, alarms, and events, thereby allowing easy workload visualization and notifications. Traditionally, operational health data access was only viewable for technical support staff, thereby making operational health opaque to a wider business audience. However, actionable and valuable business insights can […]

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How Projects Can be Tracked on AWS to Increase Accountability and Reduce Cost

This post was co-authored by Amy McVey and Jarrod Lewis from AER As AWS usage within a business increases over time, it can become difficult to track the AWS resources that have been created (e.g. EC2 instances, S3 buckets) and who is responsible for them. This can lead to unnecessary costs from resources that are […]

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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 […]

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