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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)
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Section 1: Introduction to Monitoring and Amazon CloudWatch
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Section 2: AWS Services and Amazon CloudWatch

Technical requirements

To be able to accomplish the technical tasks in the chapter, you will need to have the following technical pre-requisites:

  • A working AWS account (you can opt for the free tier, which will cost $0/month for 1 year)
  • Basic knowledge of serverless (https://aws.amazon.com/serverless/)
  • Basic understanding of messaging and queues (https://aws.amazon.com/sqs/)
  • Basic understanding of state machines (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/step-functions/latest/dg/amazon-states-language-state-machine-structure.html)

Check out the following link to see the Code in Action video:

https://bit.ly/30vPJ4b