Monitoring and Configuring Alarms for EFS Volume Throughput
In this lab, you’ll practice monitoring EFS volume throughput. When you’re finished with this lab, you’ll have experience viewing EFS performance from the EFS dashboard and from the CloudWatch dashboard, including alarms notifying via email and SMS.
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Configure Simple Notification Service (SNS) Topic and Subscriptions
This challenge will take you through the steps of creating one SNS topic and two subscriptions of that topic for email and SMS, respectively. The SNS topic will be used in subsequent challenges enabling the alarms to publish notifications.
Configure Alarm for EFS IO Utilization Percent Exceeding Threshold
You will configure an alarm that will signal when the percentage of IO to an EFS volume exceeds 70%. This alarm will publish notifications to a topic in SNS when the average utilization exceeds 70%, and when the alarm clears.
Configure Alarm for EFS Total IO Exceeding Threshold
You will configure an alarm that will signal when the total IO bytes to an EFS volume exceeds 3,500,000,000 bytes/minute. This alarm will publish notifications to a topic in SNS when the threshold is exceeded, and when the alarm clears.
Configure CloudWatch Dashboard for EFS
You will configure a Dashboard to assist in the monitoring of EFS performance. The Dashboard will include graphs and alarm state for each of the alarms.
Monitor EFS Utilization from EFS Console
You will navigate to the monitoring page for the EFS volume to review the performance of the EFS.
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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- An active email address and access to email during the lab and a cellular device capable of receiving SMS text messages. At least one is required and both are preferred.