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AWS Monitoring from Slack

Fleets of EC2 web servers and Serverless

Fleets of EC2 web servers

Running EC2 instances inside an Auto Scaling Group fronted by a Load Balancer is a popular pattern on AWS. CloudWatch alarms can keep an eye on network usage, load balancer latency, HTTP 5XX errors, and much more.

RDS Databases

RDS provides fully managed, relational databases engines on AWS. Define CloudWatch alarms to observe free storage space, available memory, and CPU usage to keep your database up and running.


Modern HTTP APIs can be build with Lambda and API Gateway. Both send metrics to CloudWatch. Define alarms to watch failed or throttled Lambda invocations, HTTP 5XX errors, or API Gateway latency.

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How marbot works

marbot integrates with Amazon CloudWatch Alarm

1. CloudWatch alarm

You create a CloudWatch alarm to monitor a metric. If the metric crosses a configured threshold, an alert is sent to marbot via HTTPS.

2. marbot

Once marbot receives an alert, marbot checks if the alert is a duplicate to reduce noise. marbot also enriches the alert with quick links to the AWS Management Console. Finally, marbot sends a Slack message with the alert to a single engineer of your team.

3. Your team

A member of your team now has to acknowledge the alert. marbot escalates unnoticed alerts to another team member or the whole crew if necessary. Once acknowledged, marbot waits until you have fixed the issue.

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Strong integrations with AWS and 3rd party services.

Supported AWS resources:

  • AMI
  • Auto Scaling
  • Budget
  • CloudFormation
  • CloudWatch Alarms
  • CloudWatch Events
  • CodePipeline
  • DynamoDB
  • EC2
  • Elastic Beanstalk
  • ElastiCache
  • ELB
  • EMR
  • KMS
  • Lambda
  • RDS
  • S3
  • SES
  • SNS
  • Trusted Advisor
  • X-Ray
  • ...

Supported 3rd party services:

  • Bitbucket
  • Email
  • HTTP(S)
  • Jenkins
  • New Relic
  • RSS Feed
  • Sumo Logic
  • Uptime Robot
  • bucketAV
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Thousands of AWS accounts are monitored by marbot.
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Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig

About the inventors

Andreas and Michael Wittig built marbot during the Serverless Chatbot Competition 2016. Since then, they have added new features and improved marbot step by step.

Andreas and Michael are consultants, entrepreneurs, and authors. As consultants, they train, coach, and consult their clients on all things Amazon Web Services (AWS). In their role as an entrepreneur, they are building marbot. They published two books Amazon Web Services in Action and Rapid Docker on AWS, and are blogging at They use marbot to get notified of any issues daily.