[okfn-dev] New, possibly useful, AWS features

Michael Chelen michael.chelen at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 15:59:00 UTC 2010

Cloud watch looks useful for monitoring server utilization and diagnosing
performance issues. Hadn't tried it before because of the additional fees.
Providing some of the monitoring for free, plus bandwidth and ec2 hours,
should make it easier to try out.
 On Dec 6, 2010 5:25 AM, "Rufus Pollock" <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> DNS: <http://aws.amazon.com/route53/>
> Free monitoring (cloudwatch goes free): http://aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/
> <quote>
> We're excited to let you know that as of today, all Amazon EC2
> instances come with free Basic Monitoring metrics from our Monitoring
> service, Amazon CloudWatch. You don't need to do anything to make this
> happen. It's there for you to use. Simply sign in to the AWS
> Management Console and select one of your active instances. You will
> immediately be able to view graphs and track performance on metrics
> such as CPU utilization, disk reads and writes, and network traffic.
> Basic Monitoring for Amazon EC2 provides metric data on instance
> performance at five-minute frequency. Customers can optionally choose
> to enable Detailed Monitoring, which provides metric data at
> one-minute frequency for an additional $0.015 per instance-hour.
> </quote>
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