What I have learned about CloudWatch on AWS

This is the fifth post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

In this post, we are going to focus on CloudWatch on AWS.

As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. CloudWatch is the monitoring service for performance on AWS and the equivalent to Azure Monitor.

Monitors the performance within AWS for:

CloudWatch with EC2 can monitor at a host level (every 5 minutes by default):

CloudTrail increases the availability by recording console actions and API calls. This is activity monitoring and NOT performance. This is for auditing who is accessing resources.

I hope that you are enjoying this information so far. It is helping me to continue to comprehend these services as I prepare for the exam myself. Thank you very much.

Reference links:

What I’ve Learned about IAM on AWS


What I’ve Learned about S3 on AWS


What I’ve Learned about EC2 on AWS


What I’ve Learned about EBS on AWS


What I’ve Learned about Cloudwatch on AWS


What I’ve Learned about RDS on AWS


What I’ve Learned about Route 53 on AWS


What I’ve Learned about VPC on AWS


What I’ve Learned about High Availability on AWS


What I’ve Learned about Applications on AWS


What I’ve Learned about Security on AWS


What I’ve Learned about Lambda and serverless on AWS