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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

Introduction to computer networking

The idea of making two computers able to talk is fundamental to networking. A single computer can contain valuable information; for that information to be available to another computer or computers, there needs to be a connection between the computer with the information and the computer that needs that information. The process of making these computers communicate to share information is called networking.

Computer networking can be classified into two major categories:

  • Local Area Network (LAN): A LAN is a small network of computers within an enclosed environment. The network of computers within an office or within a school premises all fall under LAN. A LAN can be either a wired or a wireless network. Wired means that a network cable is used to connect the computers and other network devices together. Wireless means that the computers can communicate wirelessly without the need for network cables. That is made possible through a wireless...