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Monitoring of AWS managed services

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Monitoring of AWS managed services

Hi,

I'm new to AppDynamics.

I have a number of AWS managed services that I need to monitor, including Lambda, S3, Kinesis Streams and the AWS ElasticSearch service.

 

I have seen that there are many extensions for AWS managed services, but they seem to require a Permenant server running a machaine agent running in a JVM, which a single tier configured for that machine agent. So to see a nice dashboard will all of my Lambdas on it, it looks to me as if I will need to put up and EC2 for each Lambda, which of course will mean my monitoring will cost me much more than the application I am trying to monitor. Please let me know if I am wrong about this.

 

I see you have a beta trial for monitoring Lambdas running JVM, but the start up times make JMV based applications impractial for Lambdas. We tried it with a SpringBoot app and ended up rewriting it in NodeJS.

 

I have been looking for a REST API to post monitoring events to the controller. This would be ideal for me, since all of the AWS managed services are monitored by CloudWatch out of the box, I can easily create alerts in my cloudformation and push them into an SNS topic and a Lambda could post them to the AppDynamics controller. But I can't find any documation on how to do this, so I assume it is not supported.

 

Does anyone have any better ideas?

Thank you

Jonathan

Monitoring of AWS managed services
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New Member

Re: Monitoring of AWS managed services

Have you considered using Syslink Xandria? I've lately came across their multi cloud solution and it looks solid.

Producer

Re: Monitoring of AWS managed services

I figure you already got an answer, but if you want to post events to the AppD API:

 

https://docs.appdynamics.com/display/PRO45/Alert+and+Respond+API#AlertandRespondAPI-CreateaCustomEve...

 

To push metrics to AppD you can do it two ways:

 

1. Create a custom extension to run commands and report the metrics: https://docs.appdynamics.com/display/PRO44/Build+a+Monitoring+Extension+Using+Scripts

 

2. Setup a listener that you can POST metrics to:
https://docs.appdynamics.com/display/PRO44/Standalone+Machine+Agent+HTTP+Listener