How to fix delayed alarms?

Some of our integrations depend on Amazon SNS. For example, our jump start templates configure SNS topics and subscriptions within your AWS account. Unfortunately, there is an issue with SNS: messages to HTTPS endpoints are delayed by more than 30 minut...

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Monitor S3 storage utilization and limit costs

S3 buckets provide infinite storage. But, you pay for storing files in your S3 buckets. To avoid a surprisingly high AWS bill, you have to monitor the storage usage of your buckets. This blog post guides you through the steps. Figure out the region of ...

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marbot for Microsoft Teams (Beta)

Four years ago, we created marbot, our Slack bot, during the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition. Since then, we added a ton of features and integrations for AWS Monitoring. However, Slack is not the only successful collaboration platform anymore. Micros...

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End-user monitoring of your website with CloudWatch Synthetics

There are countless reasons why your website is not working as your users expect. From a technical point of view, you can monitor your load balancers, your web servers, and your database. But what if that external script that you embed is breaking your ...

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CloudWatch Metrics & Alarms reloaded

Amazon CloudWatch improved significantly over the years. It’s time to look at its monitoring capabilities again. CloudWatch is an excellent starting point to implement enhanced monitoring on AWS. In this blog post, I demonstrate what you can do with Clo...

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Open Source Terraform modules to monitor AWS

Setting up monitoring on AWS is hard. AWS provides countless features and sources of events. Overlooking the important settings is easy. Monitoring Jump Starts help our customers to monitor all the relevant sources of their AWS infrastructure. Sources a...

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Today we launch notifications

For many years now, marbot sends alerts to your Slack workspaces. Alerts include RDS disk space warnings, excessive CPU utilization reported by CloudWatch, broken CodePipeline executions, and many more. Our customers have asked us also to support “alert...

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Scan your Docker images for vulnerabilities with ECR

Amazon ECR image scanning helps in identifying software vulnerabilities in your Docker images. To forward findings to other systems (e.g., Slack, Microsoft Teams), you have to: Enable Scan on push for your ECR repository. Create a EventBridge (formerl...

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Combine CloudWatch metrics for Auto Scaling or to reduce costs

Every part of your AWS infrastructure emits utilization metrics. Amazon CloudWatch collects these metrics and allows you to visualize them as well as to define alarms. AWS announced an exciting new feature allowing you to combine multiple metrics recent...

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Monitoring Jump Starts: Node.js 10 update

AWS recently announced that we are not able to create Lambda functions running on Node.js 8 after January 6, 2020. Monitoring Jump Starts connect you with all relevant AWS sources for comprehensive monitoring coverage. Some of our Jump Starts rely on La...

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Chatbot for AWS Monitoring

Configure monitoring for Amazon Web Services: CloudWatch, EC2, RDS, EB, Lambda, and more. Receive and manage alerts via Slack. Solve incidents as a team.

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