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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

Section 2: AWS Services and Amazon CloudWatch

After whetting your appetite in the first part with the meaning of monitoring and the various pillars that make up monitoring, we shift gears and move faster to see real-life applications of monitoring using CloudWatch as our monitoring tool. Every AWS service can be monitored and tracked and understanding can be drawn from the behavior of the infrastructure. Every service is unique in its own way. A better understanding of its metrics will help improve the availability of the system, improve system performance, and cut down unnecessary costs in other applications.

The following chapters are included in this section:

  • Chapter 4, Monitoring AWS Compute Services
  • Chapter 5, Setting Up Container Insights on Amazon CloudWatch
  • Chapter 6, Performance Insights for Database Services
  • Chapter 7, Monitoring Serverless Applications
  • Chapter 8, Using CloudWatch for Maintaining Highly Available Big Data Services
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