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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

Introducing CloudWatch Events and Amazon EventBridge

Events have been previously defined as every activity that goes on in a system, events can also be the attached as a response to another event thereby triggering this event. CloudWatch Events is designed to be able to respond to changes in the different AWS resources and services. Using some rules that determine the specific action or activity that took place, CloudWatch events can be configured to respond according to that particular event that has occurred. CloudWatch Events is not available for all AWS services but a bunch of them that we will be exploring in the Components of a CloudWatch event section. The event triggered by CloudWatch can be sent over to other AWS resources to act on the event that has been triggered by the previous service.

An instance could be an event from Amazon CodePipeline that indicates that a build pipeline process has been triggered. This event can be tracked by Amazon CloudWatch Events, which...