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Infrastructure Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch

By : Ewere Diagboya
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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

Chapter 10: Monitoring Network Services

The last chapter focused on the monitoring of storage devices. We spent time explaining the different storage services in the AWS ecosystem. We talked about Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, and Amazon FSx and the different ways they can be applied in different workloads. We then looked at how monitoring works in each of these services and how to look at key metrics to get a better understanding of what is going on from time to time.

In this last chapter on the monitoring of AWS services, we shall be looking at the monitoring of networking services. We will start by looking at the basics of computer networks, the different components, and the terms associated with computer networking. Then, we shall look at the different networking services in AWS and see a brief summary of what each of them is designed for and the purpose they serve as part of the networking stack in the AWS ecosystem.

Then, we shall be looking at the monitoring architecture for...