Monitoring with AWS CloudTrail

Monitoring the service API usage in an AWS account is important from a security and auditing perspective. This course will teach several techniques for monitoring with CloudTrail and CloudWatch Logs using real world examples.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 27, 2017
Duration
52m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 27, 2017
Duration
52m
Description

Monitoring in the AWS ecosystem can cover a wider range of actions than an on-premise data center, including the ability to monitor the API events issued against your account. In this course, Monitoring with AWS CloudTrail, you'll learn how to integrate CloudTrail events with CloudWatch Logs through several real-world examples. First, you will learn about the CloudTrail entry format. Next, you will learn how to create metric filters. Finally, you will combine this knowledge into CloudWatch alarms and notifications. By the end of this course, you'll be able to identify opportunities for monitoring API events in your AWS account and effectively deploy metric filters with CloudWatch alarms for appropriate notifications and response.

About the author
About the author

Chad is an AWS Architect and certified AWS trainer. He has 20+ years background with Unix, networking, and corporate IT from small business to enterprise environments.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Chad Smith, and welcome to my course, Monitoring with AWS CloudTrail. I am an AWS certified architect and trainer, and have spent many years in operations, security, and architecture. Monitoring in the cloud is different than on-premise datacenters. The difference is more than just learning how to monitor managed services, but also monitoring the very API operations that are performed against an AWS account; the operations that create, destroy, and manage cloud based resources. Some of the major topics that we will cover include explaining the CloudTrail configuration process, walking through some real-world scenarios, including monitoring for activity in unused regions, and monitoring the AWS console for failed login attempts. By the end of this course you'll know how to deploy CloudTrail in your AWS accounts, as well as several examples of metric filters that can be used immediately for monitoring the API access against those accounts. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with popular services in AWS, including EC2 and CloudWatch, as well as the AWS console. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to safeguard your cloud resources with the monitoring with AWS CloudTrail course at Pluralsight.