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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

Summarizing everything learned so far

In this section, we shall do a recap of everything we have learned in the last 10 chapters of this book, going from one chapter to another:

  1. Chapter 1, Introduction to Monitoring, was an introduction to monitoring. We looked at monitoring from its first principles and explained how it has evolved over time and taken in software and cloud monitoring. Then we moved on to the types of monitoring and the importance of monitoring in a system. Then, we introduced Amazon CloudWatch and talked about how the well-architected AWS framework is helpful as a guide in performing monitoring more efficiently in AWS.
  2. For Chapter 2, CloudWatch Events and Alarms, we started going deeper into more monitoring concepts, such as CloudWatch Events and Amazon EventBridge, comparing them and showing the differences. We also looked at the components of an event and moved straight on to look at what a CloudWatch alarm is and how to create one.
  3. Chapter 3, CloudWatch...