Though migrating to the cloud is one of the uphill tasks that most companies go through,
one of the important if not the most important tasks is to monitor the cloud resources once the migration is completed to avoid some of the unpleasant issues like increased cost due to mismanaged resources, reduced customer satisfaction because of unmonitored metrics. In this course, Monitoring AWS Cloud Security, you will learn how to address issues like these. First, you will learn about CloudWatch metrics, starting from default metrics, eventually learning how to publish your own custom metrics. Next, you will explore how to communicate system events across accounts and how to automatically respond and recover to system events of your AWS resources. Finally, you will discover how to create a graphical dashboard to monitor all these highly critical metrics from one single location. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to create and monitor metrics, set up alerts, and create dashboards to monitor various AWS resources.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Saravanan Dhandapani, and welcome to my course on Monitoring AWS Cloud Security. I'm an architect currently working with Sabre Technologies and helping them in their middleware and cloud technologies. If you are at the breakroom in your workplace, one of the common conversations that you will hear is all the issues that the company is facing after cloud migration. Most of the time it could be because of one or more of the issues, like poor configuration, lack of proper monitoring, improper resource utilization, and bad alerting strategies. In this course, you will learn about AWS CloudWatch and how it helps corporations to monitor their cloud resources. You will learn about some of the key issues that corporations face after the cloud migration. Newly introduced concept of metric math that help derive new metrics from existing default or custom metrics, event bus for communicating system events and metrics across AWS accounts, creating graphical dashboard to help all key metrics at one location, and automate scaling up or down, either based on schedule or on demand, AWS support to Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. By the end of this course, you will have a complete understanding of how to use AWS CloudWatch and start and monitor default, custom, and derived metrics. This class is also one of a number of classes in the series of AWS Cloud Security. So I hope you will join me and have some fun as we embark on this journey to learn how AWS CloudWatch can satisfy all of your monitoring needs.