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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

Chapter 11: Best Practices and Conclusion

In the previous chapter, we talked about the monitoring of networking services. We started by talking about the fundamentals of networking and all the different key aspects to understand basic networking. Then, we went further to talk about some AWS network services and then looked at monitoring for some select AWS services.

This chapter is the concluding chapter of this book. We shall be talking about best practices and techniques for monitoring. Monitoring is usually an afterthought in application development and deployment operations. But application logs and metrics become important when there are any performance issues noticed or there is downtime – everyone turns to monitoring and logging. But if there is not a proper process for how to set up monitoring in your organization, then it is going to be more difficult to have that information readily available when you need it.

In this chapter, we shall be talking about the best...