FAQ

Q: Can I customize or extend this solution for my specific needs?

Yes. The Media Services Application Mapper solution is designed to be customized or extended. For example, you can add custom node types with the browser application, or by caching them into a database through a cloud-side task. You can also extend connection discovery and visualization overlay functionality to on-premise equipment.

Q: Does this solution support Amazon DynamoDB auto scaling?

Yes. By default, each DynamoDB table is set to scale when recent operations exceed 50% of read/write capacity. The maximum provisioned capacity is set to 5,000 units. We recommend setting alarms and notifications for throttling errors, if utilization exceeds 75%, or if any table exceeds read/write capacity units.

Q: Where can I find the source code for this solution?

You can visit the GitHub repository to download the templates and scripts for this solution and share your customizations with others.

Q: How much does this solution cost?

You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this solution. The total cost of this solution depends on the size of your resource inventory and monitoring activity. As of March 2021, the cost for running this solution with default settings for about five channels in the US East (N. Virginia) Region is approximately $30 per month. This amount can vary due to data storage charges for larger resource inventories, monitoring multiple AWS Regions or monitoring at higher-than-normal intervals.

For more detailed costs estimates, including a breakdown of costs per AWS service, refer to the solution’s implementation guide.

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