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Learning AWS OpsWorks by Todd Rosner

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OpsWorks monitoring

AWS OpsWorks uses Amazon CloudWatch to provide metrics-based information, which it summarizes for your convenience on the monitoring page. Using OpsWorks monitoring, it's possible to view metrics for an entire stack, a specific layer, or a specific instance. There are 13 one-minute metrics that provide an overview of the state of your instances, and all metrics are automatically collected, grouped, and filtered. With OpsWorks monitoring, you can start with a summarized overview of CPU, memory, and load for a stack, then drill down to specific layers and instances. All metrics can also be used to create alarms via Amazon CloudWatch.

Let's now take a look at the monitoring page of OpsWorks. If you have stopped your OpsWorks instances, ...

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