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Amazon EC2 Cookbook

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Amazon EC2 Cookbook

Overview of this book

Discover how to perform a complete forensic investigation of large-scale Hadoop clusters using the same tools and techniques employed by forensic experts. This book begins by taking you through the process of forensic investigation and the pitfalls to avoid. It will walk you through Hadoop’s internals and architecture, and you will discover what types of information Hadoop stores and how to access that data. You will learn to identify Big Data evidence using techniques to survey a live system and interview witnesses. After setting up your own Hadoop system, you will collect evidence using techniques such as forensic imaging and application-based extractions. You will analyze Hadoop evidence using advanced tools and techniques to uncover events and statistical information. Finally, data visualization and evidence presentation techniques are covered to help you properly communicate your findings to any audience.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Amazon EC2 Cookbook
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Chapter 5. Monitoring Amazon EC2 Instances

In this chapter, we will cover recipes for:

  • Collecting EC2 metrics using AWS CloudWatch

  • Collecting custom metrics from EC2 instances

  • Monitoring costs using CloudWatch

  • Sending an e-mail based on a CloudWatch alarm

  • Using CloudWatch Logs