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Configure monitoring, receive alerts, solve incidents.

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AWS ChatOps for Amazon RDS Event Notifications

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Maintenance

Be the first to know about the reason for a database downtime. Get notified of any maintenance affecting your database instances.

Low Storage

Prevent yourself from a lot of trouble by receiving a notification indicating your database instance consumes more than 90% of the available storage.

Recovery

Stay calm when RDS is recovering from a failure. For example, receive an alert when an automatic fail-over happens from your master database instance to your standby database instance.

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Monitoring Setup Assistant

RDS Monitoring Setup Assistant

Monitoring an RDS database instance touches multiple parts of AWS. I will do the configuration for you.

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1. RDS event notification

RDS publishes events of different types (e.g., recovery, low storage, and failover). Create a subscription to all or selected event types. Afterwards, RDS will send marbot the events via SNS.

2. marbot

Once marbot receives the notification, the severity is analyzed and duplicates are aggregated to reduce noise. marbot also enriches the notification with Quick Links for quick access to the AWS Management Console. Finally, marbot sends a Slack message with the parsed notification 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
  • EventBridge
  • 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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More than 1,000 teams close 7,500+ alerts every week.
Thousands of AWS accounts are monitored by marbot.
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