Using CloudWatch for Resource Monitoring, Create CloudWatch Alarms and Dashboards

Lab Details

  1. This lab walks you through the various CloudWatch features available for resource monitoring. 

  2. Duration: 45 minutes

  3. AWS Region: US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1

Architecture Diagram

Task Details

  1. Launching Lab Environment.

  2. Create EC2 Instance.

  3. SSH into EC2 Instance and install necessary Softwares.

  4. Create SNS Topic.

  5. Subscribe to an SNS Topic.

  6. Check EC2 CPU Utilization Metrics in CloudWatch Metrics.

  7. Create CloudWatch Alarm.

  8. Testing CloudWatch Alarm by Stressing CPU Utilization.

  9. Checking For an Email from the SNS Topic.

  10. Checking the CloudWatch Alarm Graph.

  11. Create a CloudWatch Dashboard.

  12. Validation of the lab.