Monitoring benefits (WHY)

  • Operational helth - It’s critical that you monitor your infrastructure to identify problems before they start to seriously impact your users. If you’re waiting on your users to let you know when something has gone down, you’re already too late.

  • Resource ultilization and application performance - These two will be a large component of making sure your infrastructure is satisfying your demand, and you’ll need to use monitoring to get this information.

  • Security auditing - Monitoring is also important from a security standpoint. With effective parameters in place, you can understand when your users are accessing pieces of your AWS environment that they shouldn’t.

Monitoring Options

1. CloudWatch

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2. CloudTrail

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3. VPC Flow Logs

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