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In the last two blog posts, we have discussed custom CloudWatch metrics.
In this blog post, we are going to discuss the CloudWatch Dashboard, we are also going to create a CloudWatch Dashboard and include our custom metrics collected in the previous two blogs.
AWS CloudWatch dashboards are customizable home pages in the CloudWatch console that you can use to monitor your resources in a single view, even those resources that are spread across different Regions. You can use CloudWatch dashboards to create customized views of the metrics and alarms for your AWS resources.
With dashboards, you can create the following:
- A single view for selected metrics and alarms to help you assess the health of your resources and applications across one or more regions. You can select the color used for each metric on each graph so that you can easily track the same metric across multiple graphs.
- An operational playbook that provides guidance for team members during operational events about how to respond to specific incidents.
- A common view of critical resource and application measurements that can be shared by team members for faster communication flow during operational events.
Next, we are going to create our 1st CloudWatch Dashboard.
Step 1: Login to AWS Console and navigate to CloudWatch.
Step 2: Click ‘Create dashboard’ located under ‘Dashboards’.
Step 3: Provide a name to your Dashboard and click ‘Create dashboard’.
Select the widget type and click ‘Configure’.
Note: Widget describes looks and feel of your CloudWatch Dashboard. In this blog, we are selecting Line.
Select a metric that you want to display in your Dashboard and click ‘Create widget’. You will be navigated to the Dashboard page.
Note: You can add multiple widgets to your Dashboard.
Next, we are going to add another widget for CPU utilization metric.
Step 3: Click ‘Add widget’ and create the widget for CPUutilization metric.
Step 4: Once all the desired widgets are added, click ‘Save dashboard’ to create your Dashboard.
Hope you have enjoyed this article. In the next blog post, we are going to discuss CloudWatch Agent.
To get more details on CloudWatch, please refer below AWS documentation