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Viewing custom metrics from statsd with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

Monitoring applications based on custom metrics is important for a resilient system. One of the mechanisms to generate custom metrics from applications is statsd – a NodeJs process to collect custom application performance metrics periodically. However, statsd doesn’t provide long-term storage, rich querying, visualization, or an alerting solution. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon […]

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Viewing collectd statistics with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Service for Grafana

Monitoring systems are essential for a resilient solution. A popular tool to monitor Linux-based physical or virtual machines is collectd – a daemon to collect system and application performance metrics periodically. However, collectd doesn’t provide long-term storage for metrics, rich querying, visualization, or an alerting solution. The Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is a serverless […]

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Announcing AWS CloudTrail Lake – a managed audit and security Lake

Organizations managing cloud infrastructure in AWS need effective mechanisms to audit operations in their AWS accounts for security and compliance. In November 2013, we announced AWS CloudTrail as the auditing platform for AWS. Since then, millions of customers have adopted this service. We believe CloudTrail is so important to AWS customers’ success that every new […]

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Delete Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics dependent resources when you delete a CloudFormation stack

Delete Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics dependent resources when you delete a CloudFormation stack

Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics allows you to monitor application endpoints more easily. It runs tests on your endpoints every minute, and alerts you if your application endpoints don’t behave as expected. These tests can be customized to check for availability, latency, transactions, broken or dead links, page load errors, load latencies for UI assets, complex wizard […]

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Linux Fleet

How to create an Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling policy based on a memory utilization metric (Linux)

This is the first in a two-part series about how to create an Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling policy based on memory utilization metric. This post covers Linux OS. In part 2 I’ll cover how to create an Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling policy based on a memory utilization metric in Windows OS. Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling […]

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Windows Fleet

How to create an Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling policy based on a memory utilization metric (Windows)

In the first of this two-part series, I showed you how to create an Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling policy based on a memory utilization metric for Linux OS. In this second post, I walk through how to create Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling policy based on memory utilization metric for Windows OS. I will use a […]

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Monitor API Gateway endpoints with Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

Monitoring the health of your API endpoints is important to understand the overall health of your workloads. You can use Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics to monitor your API endpoints and understand the overall health of your workloads. CloudWatch Synthetics canaries allow you to monitor API endpoints by creating HTTP steps and configuring the request type, endpoint URL, […]

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How BT uses Amazon CloudWatch to monitor millions of devices

In this guest post, Ciaran Kearney, Data Engineer at multinational telecommunications company BT discusses how BT built a monitoring solution using Amazon CloudWatch dashboards, composite alarms, and embedded metric format to support the monitoring of millions of devices. Customers with high-cardinality monitoring use cases often face challenges when it comes to implementing observability. Monitoring high-cardinality workloads […]

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Create canaries in Python using Selenium in Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

Create canaries in Python and Selenium using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

In April 2020, we launched Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics, which developers can use to create canaries that are configurable scripts running on a schedule to monitor endpoints, APIs, and website content. With canaries, your business can discover issues before your customers do, so you can react quickly to fix them. When you’re running scripts on CloudWatch […]

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Cross-Region application monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics and AWS CloudFormation

Customers need a way to find problems with their application before the real end users encounter them. They need to predict how their application will perform in supported geographies and isolate the root cause of any detected bottlenecks. Synthetic monitoring allows customers to emulate business processes or user transactions from different geographies and monitor their […]

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