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AWS Direct Connect Metrics and Dimensions

By default, CloudWatch provides AWS Direct Connect metric data in 5-minute intervals. You can optionally view data in 1-minute intervals. For more information, see Monitoring with CloudWatch in the AWS Direct Connect User Guide.

AWS Direct Connect Metrics

The following metrics are available from AWS Direct Connect. Metrics are currently available for AWS Direct Connect physical connections only.

Metric Description

ConnectionState

The state of the connection. 0 indicates DOWN and 1 indicates UP.

Units: Boolean

ConnectionBpsEgress

The bit rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection.

The number reported is the aggregate over the specified time period (5 minutes by default, 1 minute minimum).

Units: Bits per second

ConnectionBpsIngress

The bit rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection.

The number reported is the aggregate over the specified time period (5 minutes by default, 1 minute minimum).

Units: Bits per second

ConnectionPpsEgress

The packet rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection.

The number reported is the aggregate over the specified time period (5 minutes by default, 1 minute minimum).

Units: Packets per second

ConnectionPpsIngress

The packet rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection.

The number reported is the aggregate over the specified time period (5 minutes by default, 1 minute minimum).

Units: Packets per second

ConnectionCRCErrorCount

The number of times cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors are observed for the data received at the connection.

Units: Integer

ConnectionLightLevelTx

Indicates the health of the fiber connection for egress (outbound) traffic from the AWS side of the connection.

This metric is available for connections with 10 Gbps port speeds only.

Units: dBm

ConnectionLightLevelRx

Indicates the health of the fiber connection for ingress (inbound) traffic to the AWS side of the connection.

This metric is available for connections with 10 Gbps port speeds only.

Units: dBm

Dimensions for AWS Direct Connect Metrics

You can filter the AWS Direct Connect data using the following dimensions.

Dimension Description

ConnectionId

This dimension filters the data by the AWS Direct Connect connection.