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Detecting Problems With Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights

Beginner
Up to 1h
26
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Description

Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights helps developers detect and troubleshoot issues with their applications using alarms and visualizations. Application Insights provides a unified view of an application's performance by collecting, analyzing, and correlating data from multiple sources. These sources include AWS CloudWatch metrics, logs, and traces. It also provides insights into the root cause of issues and suggests remediation steps.

Application Insights uses machine learning to analyze historical operational and application data to identify potential issues. It also provides remediation steps to resolve the issues.

In this lab, you will learn how to onboard an application into Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights for monitoring, customize monitoring settings for your application components, and gather insights about common issues in your application.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Onboard an application into Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights for monitoring
  • Configure monitoring settings for your application components
  • Gather insights about common issues in your application

Intended audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified DevOps Professional Certification
  • Candidates for the AWS Certified Developer Associate Certification
  • Cloud Architects
  • Software Engineers

Prerequisites

Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • AWS Lambda

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

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About the author

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Jun is a Cloud Labs Developer with previous experience as a Software Engineer and Cloud Developer. He holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Professional certifications. He also holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator Associate certifications. 

Jun is focused on giving back to the growing cloud community by sharing his knowledge and experience with students and creating engaging content. 

Covered topics

Lab steps

Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Onboarding an Application into Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights
Monitoring Issues With Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights