Viewing metrics in the Amazon RDS console - Amazon Relational Database Service

Viewing metrics in the Amazon RDS console

Amazon RDS integrates with Amazon CloudWatch to display a variety of RDS DB instance metrics in the RDS console. For descriptions of these metrics, see Metrics reference for Amazon RDS.

The Monitoring tab for your RDS DB instance shows the following categories of metrics:

  • CloudWatch – Shows the Amazon CloudWatch metrics for that you can access in the RDS console. You can also access these metrics in the CloudWatch console. Each metric includes a graph that shows the metric monitored over a specific time span. For a list of CloudWatch metrics, see Amazon CloudWatch metrics for Amazon RDS.

  • Enhanced monitoring – Shows a summary of operating-system metrics when your RDS DB instance has turned on Enhanced Monitoring. RDS delivers the metrics from Enhanced Monitoring to your Amazon CloudWatch Logs account. Each OS metric includes a graph showing the metric monitored over a specific time span. For an overview, see Monitoring OS metrics with Enhanced Monitoring. For a list of Enhanced Monitoring metrics, see OS metrics in Enhanced Monitoring.

  • OS Process list – Shows details for each process running in your DB instance.

  • Performance Insights – Opens the Amazon RDS Performance Insights dashboard for a DB instance. For an overview of Performance Insights, see Monitoring DB load with Performance Insights on Amazon RDS. For a list of Performance Insights metrics, see Amazon CloudWatch metrics for Performance Insights.

To view metrics for your DB instance in the RDS console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon RDS console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Databases.

  3. Choose the name of the DB instance that you want to monitor.

    The database page appears. The following example shows an Oracle database named orclb.

    
                    Database page with monitoring tab shown
  4. Scroll down and choose Monitoring.

    The monitoring section appears. By default, CloudWatch metrics are shown. For descriptions of these metrics, see Amazon CloudWatch metrics for Amazon RDS.

    
                    Database page with monitoring tab shown
  5. Choose Monitoring to see the metric categories.

    
                    Monitoring options
  6. Choose the category of metrics that you want to see.

    The following example shows Enhanced Monitoring metrics. For descriptions of these metrics, see OS metrics in Enhanced Monitoring.

    
                    Enhanced Monitoring
    Tip

    To choose the time range of the metrics represented by the graphs, you can use the time range list.

    To bring up a more detailed view, you can choose any graph. You can also apply metric-specific filters to the data.