Monitoring AWS CloudFormation with CloudTrail

As you move more of your infrastructure to the cloud, keeping track of everything can be a challenge. This course will teach you how to monitor your CloudFormation stacks using CloudTrail events and available options to view those events.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 10, 2020
Duration
28m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 10, 2020
Duration
28m
Description

As you automate more of your infrastructure management, it is important to remember to log and monitor changes. This can help with security events, demonstrating compliance, and troubleshooting unexpected issues. In this course, Monitoring AWS CloudFormation with CloudTrail, you’ll learn how to leverage CloudTrail for your monitoring needs. First, you’ll explore the AWS CloudTrail service. Next, you’ll discover how to configure a Trail to capture events. Finally, you’ll learn how to view and take action on CloudTrail events. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of CloudTrail monitoring needed to track updates and changes to your CloudFormation stacks.

About the author
About the author

Craig has over 15 years of software development on a variety of teams, including Fidelity.com, Overstock.com, F-16 aircraft, and several startups. Craig is passionate about solving problems with the right tools and enjoys teaching and mentoring others so they can save time and accomplish their goals faster.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Craig Golightly, and welcome to my course, Monitoring AWS CloudFormation with CloudTrail. I am a senior software consultant. As you automate more of your infrastructure management, it is important to remember to log and monitor changes. This can help with security events, demonstrating compliance, and troubleshooting unexpected issues. In this course, we're going to cover how to leverage AWS CloudTrail for monitoring activity and changes to your CloudFormation stacks and other AWS resources. Some of the major topics that we will cover include CloudTrail event structure, options for setting up a trail, and viewing CloudTrail events. By the end of this course, you will be able to set up a trail to capture CloudTrail events, view events with a variety of tools, and receive notifications about changes to your CloudFormation stacks. Before beginning the course, you should have a basic understanding of CloudFormation and be familiar with AWS. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about CloudTrail monitoring with the Monitoring AWS CloudFormation with CloudTrail course, at Pluralsight.