This is the second in a series of four courses that will prepare you for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Certification. You'll learn about monitoring, custom metrics, logging files and more, all within CloudWatch.
Learn more about CloudWatch and prepare for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Certification by watching the second course in this series of four courses. In this course, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer: Monitoring, Metrics, and Logging, you'll cover the domain objectives for the monitoring, metrics, and logging portion of the exam. You'll explore how to get started in CloudWatch and begin monitoring with its custom metrics. You'll learn how to create alarms, monitor API calls and log files, and finally you'll learn how to work with CloudWatch events. By the end of this course, you'll be very familiar with CloudWatch and its functions, and you'll also be more prepared to earn your certification.
Course Overview Hey, this is Mike Pfeiffer, and welcome to this course on monitoring, metrics, and logging on AWS. This is the second in a series of courses that cover all of the domain objects for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional exam. For organizations embracing a DevOps approach to application development, a common practice is to monitor and measure everything. And whether you're a developer or an operations engineer, you can be sure that becoming an AWS certified professional will validate your proficiency when it comes to monitoring services and applications, and implementing automated solutions to react to changes to AWS resources. In this course we'll start off with an introduction to Amazon CloudWatch, and we'll discuss some of the core components, and we'll see how to use the CloudWatch console to monitor performance for different metrics and statistics. Next we'll move on to creating our own metrics, so we'll see how we can see how we can monitor different aspects of our systems and applications by publishing custom information to CloudWatch for real time monitoring. Then we'll get into setting up alarms that we can use to send notifications, trigger actions in auto scaling groups to react to application demand dynamically, and to control and optimize our AWS costs. We'll learn how to monitor API calls with AWS CloudTrail. And we'll see how to define metrics and create alarms for events that are happening inside of our AWS account. Next we'll see how to monitor log files with CloudWatch, and how we can gather, and centrally store log file data and crate alarms, and perform analysis based on common text patterns. And finally, we'll take a look at CloudWatch events, which we can use to respond to operational changes in the system to invoke notifications, or execute custom code. Now before beginning this course you should have familiarity with AWS operations or development, and if you're studying for the exam you should have already watch the first course in this series covering continuous delivery and automation. Either way, there's a lot of amazing things that you can do with the AWS platform, and I hope you'll join me in this course to becoming an expert with monitoring, metrics, and logging on AWS.