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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 ...
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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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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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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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Cloudwatch freshness checks like Nagios passive checks

Nagios has a nice feature called passive checks. You can define a passive service and configure a "freshness_threshold". That works great for regular jobs (i.e. backup jobs or similar) where the admin ...
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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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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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Get Ids of terminated EC2 instances

I'm trying to create a report about our EC2 instances usage and utilization over time. I would like to examine all of the instance that have or had been running in my environment for the past X days. ...
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Is it possible to set a default time period in Cloud Watch?

I'm using Amazon Web Service's Cloud Watch tool to monitor server performance. Whenever I reopen our various Dashboards the time period is always set to the last 3 hours. For some dashboards this is a ...
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AWS ELB: cloudwatch metric for open connections?

I'm setting up ELB, and I'm having trouble finding a suitable metric to use to adjust the size of the pool. RequestCount doesn't work because some requests are much cheaper than others. Latency ...
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Cloudformation ELB Cloudwatch Alarms InsufficientData

I have setup a bunch of cloudwatch alarms for my service using cloudformation. All my alarms work except for the ELB alarms. They always just show insufficient data. I can go into the console and ...
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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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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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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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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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Cloudwatch metrics for Cloudfront real time (or close as possible)

I've got a large amount of video/audio files on S3 buckets that are published via CloudFront with protected URLs, everything is working fine, restrictions and accesses time out and are all OK. The ...
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How to re-spawn Opsworks instances when heartbeat fails?

I have a Rails app on Opsworks with two instances. My understanding from AWS Opsworks auto-healing, load instances, and load balancer is that the ELB is monitoring the application heartbeat and will ...
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AWS Cloudwatch custom metrics using powershell throws error

I am configuring custom cloud watch metrics for windows ec2 instance. The command which I use to invoke the script manually is C:\Cloudwatch\Memory.ps1 -aws_credential_file ...
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Cloudwatch Alarm is not being activated when you have metrics that contain dimensions.

I have a generic metric name in Cloudwatch that identifies a particular notification within an environment. To identify where that alert comes from, it has a dimension added to identify what module ...
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AWS Cloudwatch Custom Metrics Alarms not Filling In

We setup Custom Metrics under a NameSpace by issuing this command: mon-put-data --metric-name IOWait --namespace "ELBCustom" --dimensions "InstanceID=$INSTANCEID,InstanceName=$INSTANCENAME" --value ...
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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 ...