FAQ

Q: What services can this solution monitor?

A: This solution leverages AWS CloudTrail to record account activity. CloudTrail records account activity and service events from most AWS services. For the list of supported services, see CloudTrail Supported Services in the CloudTrail User Guide.

Q: How long after events are recorded are they available for analysis?

A: AWS CloudTrail monitors events that occur in your account in real-time. Some events, however, might take up to 15 minutes to arrive in Kinesis Data Firehose from CloudTrail.

Q: What metrics are displayed on the dashboard?

A: The solution dashboard displays a default set of metrics including the number of API calls by service, the total API calls and anomaly score, the top 10 API calls, the top 10 IAM users, the maximum calls by IP, the top calls by IP address, and the number of successful EC2 API calls. You can also customize the dashboard to include any metrics from your AWS CloudTrail logs. For more information, see the deployment guide.

Q: Can I deploy this solution in any AWS Region?

A: This solution uses the Kinesis Data Firehose and Kinesis Data Analytics services, which are currently available in specific AWS Regions only. Therefore, you must deploy this solution in an AWS Region that supports these services. However, once deployed, this solution monitors all regions for events. For more information, see AWS service availability by region.

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