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Amazon CloudWatch RDS monitoring:
Keep an eye on AWS databases


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    Monitor CPU credit balance in the Amazon Cloud
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    Monitor memory, network load, and RDS databases
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    Monitor database performance and storage


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Monitor relational cloud databases with the Amazon CloudWatch RDS Sensor

According to Amazon, integrating their local relational database into the Amazon Cloud is both quick and easy. However, it’s usually only after working with the database on a daily basis that you can determine whether the move from the computer center to the cloud was a success.

It won’t take you long to tell if the purchased computing power is sufficient, if the memory and network are able to cope with the data load, and if queries are processed with the speed you need. With the PRTG network monitoring tool, you can use the Amazon CloudWatch RDS Sensor to keep track of all this and more. 


Amazon RDS and relational databases

Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) can be used with six well-known databases:

The AWS Database Migration Service helps you move your database to Amazon RDS.



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Amazon RDS has several pitfalls –
here’s how to avoid them

IT managers need to be aware of and monitor several parameters when switching from their own relational database to Amazon Cloud. These include CPU credits, available storage, the I/O values of the database and network, and information on current memory use.

PRTG Network Monitor comes with the Amazon CloudWatch RDS  Sensor for monitoring these values and more. Thanks to this sensor, you can quickly fix any weak spots that may have been overlooked and optimize the performance of your cloud-based database for your users. 



Why you should monitor Amazon RDS databases with PRTG

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Cloud databases are vital to any business. With the PRTG Amazon CloudWatch RDS  Sensor, you can make sure they run smoothly and error-free.

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The Amazon CloudWatch RDS  Sensor helps you optimize the performance of your cloud databases, which is especially important for online stores and other web applications that must be available at all times.

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PRTG keeps a constant eye on the performance of Amazon cloud databases so you can make sure you’re getting what you paid for – and your users benefit from the level of service they need.

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The Amazon CloudWatch RDS  Sensor monitors key values such as processor load, CPU credits, memory usage, database statistics, and network utilization.


Requirements for monitoring the Amazon
CloudWatch RDS with PRTG

Requirement 1:
The version of .NET Framework

.NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher is required to install and use the Amazon CloudWatch RDS  Sensor.

Requirement 2:
Permissions for the AWS API

In order for database queries to be completed successfully, the AWS API must be granted permissions. These can be set in the AWS IAM console. For more information, please see our knowledge base article “How do I set permissions for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) API key to use certain sensors in PRTG?

Requirement 3:
The cloud region

In order to install and use the Amazon CloudWatch RDS  Sensor, you must first determine where the cloud database to be monitored is located. For European users, the AWS cloud instances are in Frankfurt, Ireland, London, or Paris. 


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PRTG makes database monitoring easy

PRTG provides for comprehensive monitoring
of Amazon Cloud infrastructures

In addition to Amazon RDS, the PRTG Network Monitor by Paessler can be used to monitor other Amazon Cloud services. These services include Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (Amazon ELB), and many more. You’ll only need one tool to monitor your entire Amazon Cloud infrastructure, as well as all the other services and devices in your IT landscape.

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PRTG also monitors other databases

PRTG not only monitors all Amazon RDS instances but keeps a constant eye on other databases as well. With PRTG, you can monitor the performance and availability of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and other SQL databases around the clock. And thanks to its preconfigured sensors, setting up monitoring with PRTG is a breeze.



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