I have an instance on amazon lightsail and I setup grafana with cloudwatch datasource. When I list the regions, I see a few options but i don't see us-east-b (Ohio) where my instance is running.

Does cloudwatch only work with EC2?

Anybody got to use grafana and cloudwatch with a Lightsail instance?


Lightsail does not send it's monitoring data to CloudWatch; at least not in a way that can be accessed by an end customer. You would need to implement a monitoring solution on the LightSail instance and push the logs to S3 or similar storage for Graphana to read from.

Addition: After some attempts it would appear the installable CloudWatch Agent will not work with Lightsail. Selecting onPremise or EC2 during the configuration of the CloudWatch Agent results in different errors when running the agent.

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