This lab provides practical experience creating and configuring multiple custom AWS CloudWatch dashboards and widgets. The primary focus will be on the following features within CloudWatch: CloudWatch dashboards, dashboard widgets, and CloudWatch metrics. CloudWatch dashboards built with custom widgets allow you to visually monitor resources and proactively take action, if needed. Overall, the dashboards give you a central, visual view of how your monitored resources are behaving at specific points in time.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Create a CloudWatch Dashboard for the DMZ Layer
Create a CloudWatch dashboard specific to the DMZ layer. Name your dashboard
DMZLayer. Next, set up a widget within the
DMZLayerdashboard for the bastion host instance set to monitor the
- Create a CloudWatch Dashboard for the Application Layer
Create a separate CloudWatch dashboard with widgets displaying metrics specific to the application layer. Name the dashboard
AppLayer. Create a widget for the Application ELB that monitors the
RequestCountmetric. Create two more widgets in your dashboard to monitor the
NetworkInmetrics for the WordPress instances as well as the MySQL database. Remember to save the dashboards before ending the lab.
- Test the Widgets
Create a WordPress instance to test and monitor the widgets.