Paessler PRTG

Amazon 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







Monitor relational cloud databases with the AWS RDS v2 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 AWS RDS v2 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.



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 AWS RDS v2 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 AWS RDS v2 sensor, you can make sure they run smoothly and error-free.

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The AWS RDS v2 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 AWS RDS v2 sensor monitors key values such as processor load, CPU credits, memory usage, database statistics, and network utilization.


Requirements for monitoring AWS RDS with PRTG

Requirement 1:
The version of .NET Framework

.NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher is required to install and use the AWS RDS v2 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 AWS RDS v2 sensor, you must first determine where the cloud database to be monitored is located. 


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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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PRTG in a nutshell


PRTG monitors your entire IT infrastructure

Use PRTG to monitor, for example, network traffic, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, availability & uptime, ports, IP addresses, hardware status, network security, web services, and much more.

PRTG supports the most important technologies

Monitor your network for example via SNMP, flow protocols (NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow, IPFIX), SSH, WMI, or ping. PRTG also supports technologies used in Industrial IT & OT environments, such as OPC UA, MQTT, or Modbus. Use the powerful PRTG API for custom integrations (for example via Python, PowerShell, or REST).

PRTG can be used for any operating system

Download and install PRTG Network Monitor on a Windows system or use our cloud-based product PRTG Hosted Monitor for all other operating systems. What’s more: our native PRTG Desktop application runs on Windows or macOS – for even quicker access & multi-server views.



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