Take an intermediate-level look at monitoring and metrics for the AWS platform. Learn how to work with CloudWatch, VPC flow logs, AWS Config, and more.
- [Sharif] Hi I'm Sharif Nijim and I'd like to welcome you to our course on monitoring and metrics in Amazon Web Services. Amazon Web Services or AWS is the global leader in cloud computing that provides a wide variety of IT services. I like to think of AWS as the operating ecosystem of the future. With a remarkable breadth of available services to take advantage of. It's critical to monitor what you use and come up with an alerting strategy that works for your organization. It's also important to measure your use of AWS services.
After all if you can't measure something it's hard to manage. As you operate IT services in AWS you are financially responsible for the AWS costs you incur. Since you'll have to pay the bill at the end of each month you want to ensure you are accurately monitoring your staff. To help you identify changes in spending before those changes become an issue financially, you need to establish sound financial monitoring. Come along as we explore monitoring concepts, simple notification service, CloudWatch basics, ways to extend CloudWatch, AWS config, how config rules can be used for troubleshooting and ways to automate actions based on changes within your AWS environment.
This course is designed to increase your awareness of the tools you can use to create a comprehensive monitoring and metrics approach and ultimately, financial and operational peace of mind. Let's move forward.
This course is also part of a series designed to help you prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification exam.
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- Exploring monitoring tools
- Understanding CloudWatch
- Using CloudWatch alarms
- Monitoring EC2 memory
- Using AWS Config
- Understanding AWS logging and ElasticSearch
- Combining CloudWatch and Lambda