AWS cloud practitioner notes - Monitoring and Analytics

Introduction

AWS offers a variety of tools for analytics and monitoring, such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail and AWS Trusted Advisor.

Monitoring: Observing systems. collecting metrics, and then using data to make decisions.

Module 7 - Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch allows you to monitor you aws infrastructure and the applications you run in AWS in real time.

  • Metrics are avaialble tied to your resources (cpu utilization of a ec2 instance)

With cloudWatch you can:

  • Access all your metrics from a central location
  • Gain visibility across applications and services
  • Reduce MTTR and improve TCO
  • Drive insights to optimize applications

CloudWatch Alarms

You can use CloudWatch Alarms to set alerts based on a given metric that perform actions based on its value.

CloudWatch dashboard

CloudWatch dashboard provides a single location to access all the metrics for the resources.

Module 7 - Amazon CloudTrail

AWS CloudTrail recors API calls for your account. Every request gets recorded in the Cloudtrail engine.

Module 7 - AWS Trusted Advisor

AWS Trusted Advisor is a web service that inspects the AWS environment and gives real-time best practices recommendations, based on five pilars:

  • Cost optimizations
  • Performance
  • Security
  • Fault tolerance
  • Service limits

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