Monitors CloudWatch and alerts based on selected metrics.
The Amazon AWS CloudWatch Event Monitor can watch any metric available in AWS CloudWatch. To select the metrics to monitor, use the chooser.
It watches the state of your instances change, allowing you to detect and record events such as when a new instance is launched or an existing one is terminated. It can also watch your elastic IPs alerting you about new and deleted IPs and/or the assignment or unassignment of IPs. For snapshots, it can alert you about new or deleted snapshots. It can also alert based on the total number of snapshots or their combined size. Lastly, it can alert if changes are made to any of your security groups.
This event monitor provides the following options:
Use this option to alert you if the event monitor is unable to connect to Amazon AWS. Reasons for a failure to connect include invalid security tokens and loss of external network access.
Use this option to get alerts if CloudWatch is missing data for the specified metric. Reasons for missing metrics include the AWS resource being deleted or not existing in the chosen AWS region. Another example is when no data is being recorded in CloudWatch for the most recent period.
The account that is used to authenticate must have read permission for Amazon AWS CloudWatch API.
The graph data points created by this event monitor depend on the counters you choose to monitor. Only the counters you choose to monitor will appear in the data point chooser.
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