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Amazon Web Services (AWS) CloudWatch allows you to add custom metrics. You can automatically track these metrics in LogicMonitor Cloud by enabling Active Discovery in a DataSource.
Active Discovery regularly checks for changes in your monitored environment and updates the relevant resource properties. For more information, see “What is Active Discovery?“
To retrieve the AWS CloudWatch custom metrics, the LM Cloud DataSource needs to call AWS CloudWatch ListMetrics with the following request parameters:
The results returned by ListMetrics are not filterable by time and their content depends on the metrics available based on AWS CloudWatch’s retention for metric data:
Create a new DataSource (or edit an existing AWS CloudWatch DataSource) to actively monitor AWS CloudWatch for changes:
Active Discovery is only available for multi-instance DataSources.
1. In the DataSource settings, check “Multi-instance?”
2. Check “Enable Active Discovery“.
3. Under Discovery schedule, select “Only when host/DataSource added or changed”.
4. Under Discovery method, select “AWS CloudWatch”.
5. Set the Parameters:
An example of a metric path:
When instances are found, the path translates to:
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