Create a CloudWatch Alarm on AWS
In this lab, you’ll practice working with AWS CloudWatch metrics and alarms. When you’re finished with this lab, you’ll have a CloudWatch alarm and dashboard observing database connections for a Relational Database Service (RDS) instance.
Terms and conditions apply.
Create a Simple Notification Service (SNS) Topic
Create a notification topic to capture alerts from our CloudWatch alarm.
Graph the DatabaseConnections Metric
Browse the available CloudWatch metrics and observe the data available from the DatabaseConnections metric.
Create an Alarm Using the DatabaseConnections Metric
Create an alarm that alerts the new SNS topic when the total number of database connections reaches a certain threshold.
Observe and Update the Alarm
See additional details about the existing alarm, modify its threshold, and add it to a CloudWatch dashboard.
Provided environment for hands-on practice
We will provide the credentials and environment necessary for you to practice right within your browser.
Follow along with the author’s guided walkthrough and build something new in your provided environment!
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On average, you retain 75% more of your learning if you get time for practice.
- Basic familiarity with the AWS Management Console
- Understanding of the purpose of CloudWatch