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AWS: Why is the bucket size on CloudWatch higher than when using S3 tools?

I use the awscli tools to verify the size of my buckets. First the S3 call (all files without versioning, just an ordinary upload): $ aws s3 ls s3://XXX --recursive --human-readable --summarize ...
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Tail an AWS CloudWatch Log Group

I have a Log Group that includes several Log Streams (from several EC2 instances). Is there any way to simply "tail" the consolidated logs in the group? If I click "Search Events" that shows the ...
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Why does Amazon EC2 status check succeed for unresponsive instance?

DANGER! Do not run this command to 'test' it unless you are prepared for a crash and/or force-rebooting your system. The steps I took: I created a t1.micro instance on EC2 running Ubuntu ...
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AWS RDS db.t2 instance performance thresholds & monitoring

We have been rolling out a standard web server configuration for mainstream CMS software like Drupal & WordPress, with the server & storage on EC2 / EBS and the database for those software ...
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AWS CloudWatch — Signature Expired

Everything is going fine, except one of my instances gives me the below error: ubuntu@my-host:~$ /etc/aws-scripts-mon/mon-put-instance-data.pl --mem-util --disk-space-util --disk-path=/ ...
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Use Amazon cloudwatch cli to create alarm on certain instance

I'm hoping to use mon-put-metric-alarm to create alarms on my instances, but there seems no way to pass instance information such as instance id to mon-put-metric-alarm, and the alarm I created by ...
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Why these two CPU usage graphs (CloudWatch vs. Cacti) are different?

I have collected CPU stats of a server in AWS (m3.2xlarge instance with Windows 2008) using CloudWatch and Cacti for the same period. Here you can see last week CPU usage captured by Cloud Watch with ...
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Per-instance alarms inside auto-scaling groups in CloudFormation

Basically what it ways on the tin, how can I create individual per-instance alarms inside an auto-scaling group created with a CloudFormation template? I can reference the ASG itself in an alarm and ...
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Grant CloudWatch Full Access to IAM role for specific namespace

Could not find this in the documentation anywhere — let's say I want to allow an IAM role to have full CloudWatch access but only for a single namespace of my choosing. Is this possible?
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Amazon CloudWatch Monitoring Scripts different from df command

Hello there i have a ec2 on aws and i installed Amazon CloudWatch Monitoring Scripts in it. It is working great but i have 1 issue when i run df command on ec2 it showing it's / disk usage 70% but ...
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How can I level out my auto scaling checks?

So, I have been playing around with my auto scaling config and my Cloudwatch alarms to try and keep all my instances purring but not roaring. I can't seem to get rid of a constant yoyo. CPU usage ...
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CloudWatch not honoring alarm settings

I have a CPUUtilization alarm setup for my ec2 instance. The settings for the alarm are: CPUUtilization >= 95% for 15 consecutive periods of 1 minute (15mins total) We are still receiving alert ...
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How to launch EC2 instance with preconfigured AWS Alarm

I wan't to kill a specific instance when some of it's hardware consumption metrics reaches a certain level. If i create an alarm for the scaling group (setting maximum cpu consumption threshhold to ...
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How do I troubleshoot latency issues with elastic load balancer (ELB) in Amazon AWS?

We have a web app and API hosted at Amazon AWS, with three environments - development (dev), testing/staging (uat), and live. Each environment has a load balancer, two EC2 instances and an RDS ...
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Cloudformation Cloudwatch Template

We have a bunch of existing servers in EC2. Future servers are created with Cloudformation with Cloudwatch integration. However, I need to setup Cloudwatch for servers that weren't created with ...
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AWS Cloudwatch shows wrong RDS size

I have a single RDS instance at AWS, which is -- supposedly -- a db.m1.large instance. When viewing Cloudwatch metrics for RDS, I see an option to filter by db instance size, and this filter shows ...
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Cloudwatch mon-put-instance-data not reporting on AMI-cloned instance

After cloning an EC2 instance using AMI (to change a hosts security group), none of the statistics reported by the Amazon-provided mon-put-instance-data.pl script are showing up in CloudWatch. I can ...
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AWS Alarms in “ALARM” state not triggering Policy actions

Today I created an AutoScaling Group with several policies, each with an Alarm associated with a CloudWatch metric. The AutoScaling Group launched two instances, because that the minimum that I ...
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How to Monitor “NetworkIn” Activity on AWS?

Last night our AWS EC2 Linux Web Server started sending out CloudWatch notices due to high CPUUtilization. We had a normal number of users active, so I am struggling a bit to figure out where the ...
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When EC2 instance goes down, how to bring up new machine with existing EBS volume?

We've got an app where customers upload data and documents to a number of EC2 instances. We store the uploads on EBS volumes. Occasionally our app will fail. Sometimes it's something in our app ...
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Which permissions/policies for IAM role to be used with CloudWatch monitoring script

With CloudWatch monitoring script (mon-put-instance-data.pl) it's possible to specify a IAM role name to provide AWS credentials (--aws-iam-role=VALUE). I'm creating a IAM role for this purpose (to ...
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AWS Cloudwatch alarm going off prematurely

I created an alarm to stop an instance and email me if it was idle for too long (avg. CPU Utilization < 2% for 3 hours). However in my testing I noticed that the instance was stopped after 1 hour. ...
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Single graph with multiple instance values for same metric?

I am having 10 tomcat servers running on separate EC2 instance. I can successfully create a graph for heap value of each tomcat server using the below command mon-put-data --metric-name Heapmetric ...
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Manage SNS Topic Metrics

I've created many Metrics Topics and I want to edit and delete some. But couldn't find any way in console to do so. Is it possible somewhere in the Console? Is there are any APIS, commands I can use ...
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Cloudwatch alarms strange behavior

We're implementing some new alarms recently that needs to monitor CPU for 1 min period. Alarms are acting in very strange way. They show Good status for a min and for the min after they show ...
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Time between AWS Notifying of Scale Down and Terminating instance

Here is the scenario, there are multiple EC2 instances behind a load balancer. When traffic dies down, the SCALE_DOWN policy is triggered from a CloudWatch alarm. What I would like, is for the ...
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Can I get AWS Service Health Alerts (text/email)?

Is it possible to receive AWS Service Health Alerts (text or email) for zones where I have my servers in? There was an issue in EC2 North Virginia Oct 15th and I would have like to have known there ...
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Cloudwatch alarms from Amazon AWS EC2 instance are always in UT, how can I change the alarm time zone to Eastern?

I am running an Amazon linux AMI and the alarms that I've setup are coming in all showing UT (universal time). It is inconvenient reading these alarms and I'd like them setup to read in eastern time ...
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Is it possible to get a list of running processes with a Cloudwatch Alarm?

We have an EC2 instance (Ubuntu) that has a few java-based applications and lately we're getting hit with high CPU utilization spikes that trigger one of our Cloudwatch alarms. By the time we get ...
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Why does top report a different cpu usage than CloudWatch?

top shows an average CPU usage during peak times of about 20% while CloudWatch monitoring shows an average CPU usage of 40%. What causes this discrepancy?
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AWS CloudWatch Dashboard for Large Screen Display with Alerting

Does anyone know of a good solution that provides a monitoring and alerting Dashboard for Amazon Web Servics (AWS) CloudWatch service which can used on large screen displays? The system should use ...
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how to analyze cloudwatch data?

What is the best practice to analyze whether the EC2 server/loadbalancer is overloaded? We can get some stats from Cloudwatch . But is there a user friendly way to analyze Cloudwatch data ?? ...
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Load Balancing on Amazon (AWS) and staying up to date

I would like to have a load balancer for my site and have the site up to date. The load balancer will take the AMI I select and spin up more of those instances when processing power hits a certain ...
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Auto scaling AWS EC2 instnaces based on memory utilization

I am setting up auto scaling based on memory consumed by the particular instance. I went through the link posted at awsforums. I was able to set my metrics and using the bash script given and with the ...
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Setting up Amazon Cloudwatch to get an alert when you server is down

I have an instance running on Amazon EC2 that I turned into a webserver. Now I have been looking at cloudwatch, but I do not know if it is the correct tool for the job. Basically I want to get ...
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Is anyone using an SNMP and/or WMI poller to push custom metrics to Amazon CloudWatch, and if so how?

Amazon CloudWatch has a decent console, and an alarm system which uses Amazon SNS for notifications. Originally it only gave you AWS metrics, e.g. EC2 instance CPU utilization. Recently they added ...
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archive and visualize amazon ec2 cloudwatch metrics

How do you backup your ec2 cloudwatch metrics? How do you visualize different measurements with different scales at once, like cpu% and i/o? How do you combine your application server metrics (like ...