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Advanced Techniques for AWS Monitoring, Metrics and Logging

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Introduction10m 48s
Log Concepts
Events Everywhere14m 47s
Handling Distribution17m 28s
Practical Applications
ELK Stack17m 57s
Slack ChatOps8m 31s
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Duration1h 10m


Modern AWS cloud deployments are increasingly distributed systems, comprising of many different components and services interacting with each other to deliver software. In order to ensure quality delivery, companies and DevOps teams need more sophisticated methods of monitoring their clouds, collecting operational metrics, and logging system occurrences.

This course aims to teach advanced techniques for logging on AWS, going beyond the basic uses of CloudWatch Metrics, CloudWatch Logs, and health monitoring systems. Students of this course will learn:

- How to use logs as first-class building blocks
- How to move away from thinking of logs as files
- Treat monitoring, metrics, and log data as events
- Reason about using streams as log transport buffers
- How CloudWatch Log Groups are structured internally
- To build an ELK stack for log aggregation and analysis
- Build Slack ChatOps systems

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About the Author

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Nothing gets me more excited than the AWS Cloud platform! Teaching cloud skills has become a passion of mine. I have been a software and AWS cloud consultant for several years. I hold all 5 possible AWS Certifications: Developer Associate, SysOps Administrator Associate, Solutions Architect Associate, Solutions Architect Professional, and DevOps Engineer Professional. I live in Austin, Texas, USA, and work as development lead at my consulting firm, Tuple Labs.