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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


The storage ecosystem in AWS is really a remarkably interesting section of AWS cloud computing. We have spent time defining the different types of storage techniques and the technologies in AWS. We talked about Amazon S3 being object storage that can be used to store any amount of data. We talked about EBS volume, which is block storage and works closely with EC2 instances for storing information. We also looked at key metrics to watch out for in an EBS volume. We also mentioned EFS, FSx, and large-scale storage, and covered configurations and key metrics relating to these services that should be monitored for better performance and cost effectiveness.

In the next chapter, we will be looking at monitoring as it is associated with network services in AWS. We will look at the different networking services in AWS and how CloudWatch integrates with all of them.