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Infrastructure Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch

By : Ewere Diagboya
Book Image

Infrastructure Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch

By: Ewere Diagboya

Overview of this book

CloudWatch is Amazon’s monitoring and observability service, designed to help those in the IT industry who are interested in optimizing resource utilization, visualizing operational health, and eventually increasing infrastructure performance. This book helps IT administrators, DevOps engineers, network engineers, and solutions architects to make optimum use of this cloud service for effective infrastructure productivity. You’ll start with a brief introduction to monitoring and Amazon CloudWatch and its core functionalities. Next, you’ll get to grips with CloudWatch features and their usability. Once the book has helped you develop your foundational knowledge of CloudWatch, you’ll be able to build your practical skills in monitoring and alerting various Amazon Web Services, such as EC2, EBS, RDS, ECS, EKS, DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, and ELB, with the help of real-world use cases. As you progress, you'll also learn how to use CloudWatch to detect anomalous behavior, set alarms, visualize logs and metrics, define automated actions, and rapidly troubleshoot issues. Finally, the book will take you through monitoring AWS billing and costs. By the end of this book, you'll be capable of making decisions that enhance your infrastructure performance and maintain it at its peak.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Monitoring and Amazon CloudWatch
Section 2: AWS Services and Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring of Amazon FSx

This is the EFS version for Windows. It is a storage filesystem that can be attached to your Amazon EC2 Windows instance. FSx is a distributed filesystem and comes in two flavors – Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and Amazon FSx for Lustre. The first is strictly used for Windows servers and has an integration with Microsoft Active Directory. This means that governance and security measures can be easily implemented via the Active Directory part for the file server when it is mounted on the Windows Server operating system. It also has support for SSD and HDD storage options, depending on your storage needs and requirements.

Important note

Microsoft Active Directory is a group of services used in Windows Server operating systems for managing users and devices within a network. It is usually used to manage the privileges and authorizations that users and devices have within a network to ensure that the right users have the right permissions to...