Amazon CloudWatch is a complete monitoring service that provides you with metrics and alerts about your AWS infrastructure. Using this reliable and scalale monitoring service integrated with Amazon AWS, you control Amazon EC2 instances or Amazon RDS DB instances, providing insights on performances and possible problems in your infrastracture. You can define which metrics you need to control through Amazon CloudWatch and what kind of alerts or actions they will activate.
CloudWatch Basic monitoring provides data and metrics on CPU utilization, data transfer and disk usage with 5 min intervals. CloudWatch Advanced Monitoring provides the same metrics at a one-minute intervals. Use Cloud Academy to learn how to use CloudWatch with your EC2 instances.
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