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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Monitoring Jump Start: Elasticsearch domain

The search layer is an important component of each system that needs monitoring. Amazon Elasticsearch provides Elasticsearch as a Service. We created a CloudFormation template that you can use to monitor an Elasticsearch domain in a minute. What do I ha...

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Smart alert escalation for New Relic Alerts

New Relic provides Real-time analytics and full-stack visibility at cloud scale. With New Relic Alerts, you get a single tool to manage alerting policies for the New Relic platform. New Relic Alerts also integrate with Slack, but the native integration ...

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Monitoring Jump Start: ElastiCache memcached cluster

The caching layer is a critical component of each system that needs monitoring. Amazon ElastiCache provides Redis and memcached as a Service. Monitoring an ElastiCache memcached cluster touches multiple parts of AWS. We created a CloudFormation template...

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Monitoring Jump Start: RDS database instance

The database is a critical component of each system that needs monitoring. Amazon RDS provides PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server as a Service. Monitoring an RDS database instance touches multiple parts of AWS. We created a Clo...

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Handle AWS Batch job failures in Slack

AWS Batch runs batch computing jobs for you. With marbot, you get alerts in Slack when a job fails. Preparations You need to create an SNS topic Configure your SNS topic to allow messages from CloudWatch Events Set up instructions Visit https://console...

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Get fast feedback from your AWS CodePipeline

AWS CodePipeline is a continuous integration and continuous delivery service that orchestrates builds, tests, and deploys. With marbot, you get alerts in Slack when the pipeline fails. Preparations You need to create an SNS topic Configure your SNS topi...

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React quickly when a Jenkins Pipeline job fails

Jenkins is the leading open source automation server. Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project. With marbot, you get alerts in Slack for each Jenkins Pipeline job failure. To do so, Jenkins sends a w...

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Never miss a downtime with Uptime Robot

Uptime Robot checks if your website is up every 5 minutes for free. With marbot, you get alerts in Slack for each downtime. To do so, Uptime Robot sends a web request to marbot in case of new downtime. Set up instructions Create a free Uptime Robot acco...

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Keep your Amazon Linux patched

Amazon Linux is the default operating system on AWS. As with any other OS, security patches are released as soon as a vulnerability is closed. The Amazon Linux AMI Security Center lists bulletins for security or privacy events pertaining to the Amazon L...

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AWS monitoring & alerting in Slack

marbot takes care of your Amazon Web Services (AWS) monitoring setup. You receive and close all relevant alerts via Slack. marbot integrates with CloudWatch, Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, RDS, any many more.

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