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Some Monitoring & Alerting tips for AWS workloads

This blog post is about some monitoring and alerting tips for AWS workloads.

  1. AWS Console Logins – Root or IAM user
  2. SSH into an EC2 instance

The above mentioned are considered primary. In addition the following monitoring are necessary:

3. What actions were performed by users and/or AWS such as launching EC2 instances (manual or autoscaling) or configuring Route53 or Security Groups etc…

4. Web logs, Load Balancer logs, Cloudfront logs in rare cases of DDOS attacks by the baddies.

5. Application logs

6. Database logs

7. System logs

In the next few weeks, I would be writing or even live videos / tutorials on how to monitor and alert for 1, 2 and 3. Some of these are based on using existing systems and in some cases, I would show manual and programmatic (C# preferred language of choice) approaches.

I would also share some blog posts on how to ingest logs into AWS Cloudwatch (5 GB ingestion free and some other costs) and Grafana (50GB ingestion free), discuss advantages and disadvantages of both.

As part of implementing NIST cyber security framework at ALight Technology And Services Limited, I am implementing these. I like sharing my knowledge with others as I come across new things, learn new things, even existing knowledge when appropriate, sometimes a blend of existing knowledge and new things.

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