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Amazon CloudWatch

The following list details the differences for using this service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region compared to other AWS regions:

  • Use SSL (HTTPS) when you make calls to the service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. In other regions, you can use HTTP or HTTPS.

For more information about CloudWatch, see the CloudWatch documentation.

ITAR Boundary

The ITAR boundary defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-regulated data for this service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. You must comply with the boundaries in order to maintain ITAR compliance. If you do not have any ITAR-regulated data in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted

ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted

Not applicable

No ITAR-regulated data may be entered, stored, or processed by CloudWatch. For example, CloudWatch metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data. This metadata includes all the configuration data that you enter when creating and maintaining your CloudWatch alarms.

For example, do not enter ITAR-regulated data in the following fields:

  • Monitor configuration names

  • Descriptions

  • Trigger names

  • Metric names

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