CloudWatch Lab | Setup an EC2 Alarm

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CloudWatch

CloudWatch is a monitoring service to monitor your AWS resources, as well as the applications that you run on AWS. CloudWatch monitor performance.

CloudWatch can monitor things like:

Compute
EC2
AutoScaling Groups
Elastic Load Balancer
Route53 Health checks

Storage & content Delivery
EBS Volumes
Storage gateways
CloudFront

Host Level Metric Consists of:
CPU
Network
Disk
Status check

AWS CloudTrail

AWS CloudTrail (Surveillance Cameras) increases visibility into your user and resource activity by recording AWS Management Console actions and API Calls. You can identify which users and accounts called AWS, the source IP address from which the calls were made, and when he calls occurred.

CloudWatch Vs CloudTrail
CloudWatch monitors performance
CloudTrail monitors API calls in the AWS platform. (tracks user activity)

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