Amazon CloudWatch allows you to monitor AWS resources using metrics, alarms, and events. Learn how to automate solutions to security breaches.
- [Instructor] CloudWatch is the monitoring service … that's embedded with all AWS services. … Even brand new services use CloudWatch … as a monitoring tool with metrics. … This allows you to monitor what you built your resources, … and anything in your stack in near real time. … CloudWatch uses metrics and metrics are defined … as different components of each service. … So for example, in the EC2 instance, … might be networking, or CPU utilization. … So we can set alarms and alerts to react … to any changes in our resources. … As it monitors it stores its results in CloudWatch logs. … And we can go to the console and view graphs … and statistics to figure out … what's going on with our particular resources … that we're monitoring. … It's probably more beneficial to be setting alarms … and having some automation carry out a task … to solve the issue if alarms fire, … but we can certainly do some nice analysis … using the console. … When we look at CloudWatch as a whole, … there's many, many different components going on, …
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Infrastructure Security
2. Data Protection
3. Detective Controls
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