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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

Monitoring Redshift and Amazon DocumentDB cluster status

In this section, we will merge two services: Redshift, an AWS warehousing solution, and Amazon DocumentDB, a service for document databases that are also NoSQL databases. Redshift is mostly used for running big data and report workloads. Because of the huge amount of data it works with, it requires a unique type of technology, even though it comes from the relational SQL technology and has had some tweaks made to it to make it more efficient for querying terabytes to petabytes of data.

The ability to understand the performance of your Redshift cluster is as important as using the cluster to run those massive queries. If the queries are taking too long to respond, it is good to identify that in time and fix it accordingly. It is quite important to note this so that these issues can be spotted and resolved accordingly.

Amazon DocumentDB is like an RDS database in terms of setup and configuration. The Amazon DocumentDB service...