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AWS OpsWorks Metrics and Dimensions

AWS OpsWorks sends metrics to CloudWatch for each active stack every minute. Detailed monitoring is enabled by default. For more information, see Monitoring in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.

AWS OpsWorks Metrics

The AWS/OpsWorks namespace includes the following metrics.

MetricDescription
cpu_idle

The percentage of time that the CPU is idle.

Units: Percent

cpu_nice

The percentage of time that the CPU is handling processes with a positive nice value, which have lower scheduling priority. For information, see nice (Unix).

Units: Percent

cpu_system

The percentage of time that the CPU is handling system operations.

Units: Percent

cpu_user

The percentage of time that the CPU is handling user operations.

Units: Percent

cpu_waitio

The percentage of time that the CPU is waiting for input/output operations.

Units: Percent

load_1

The load averaged over a 1-minute window.

Units: Unix load units

load_5

The load averaged over a 5-minute window.

Units: Unix load units

load_15

The load averaged over a 15-minute window.

Units: Unix load units

memory_buffers

The amount of buffered memory.

Units: Kilobytes

memory_cached

The amount of cached memory.

Units: Kilobytes

memory_free

The amount of free memory.

Units: Kilobytes

memory_swap

The amount of swap space.

Units: Kilobytes

memory_total

The total amount of memory.

Units: Kilobytes

memory_used

The amount of memory in use.

Units: Kilobytes

procs

The number of active processes.

Units: Count

Dimensions for AWS OpsWorks Metrics

AWS OpsWorks data can be filtered along any of the following dimensions in the table below.

Dimension

Description

StackId

Average values for a stack.

LayerId

Average values for a layer.

InstanceId

Average values for an instance.