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[ aws . logs ]

put-metric-filter

Description

Creates or updates a metric filter and associates it with the specified log group. Metric filters allow you to configure rules to extract metric data from log events ingested through PutLogEvents .

The maximum number of metric filters that can be associated with a log group is 100.

When you create a metric filter, you can also optionally assign a unit and dimensions to the metric that is created.

Warning

Metrics extracted from log events are charged as custom metrics. To prevent unexpected high charges, do not specify high-cardinality fields such as IPAddress or requestID as dimensions. Each different value found for a dimension is treated as a separate metric and accrues charges as a separate custom metric.

To help prevent accidental high charges, Amazon disables a metric filter if it generates 1000 different name/value pairs for the dimensions that you have specified within a certain amount of time.

You can also set up a billing alarm to alert you if your charges are higher than expected. For more information, see Creating a Billing Alarm to Monitor Your Estimated Amazon Web Services Charges .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  put-metric-filter
--log-group-name <value>
--filter-name <value>
--filter-pattern <value>
--metric-transformations <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--log-group-name (string)

The name of the log group.

--filter-name (string)

A name for the metric filter.

--filter-pattern (string)

A filter pattern for extracting metric data out of ingested log events.

--metric-transformations (list)

A collection of information that defines how metric data gets emitted.

(structure)

Indicates how to transform ingested log events to metric data in a CloudWatch metric.

metricName -> (string)

The name of the CloudWatch metric.

metricNamespace -> (string)

A custom namespace to contain your metric in CloudWatch. Use namespaces to group together metrics that are similar. For more information, see Namespaces .

metricValue -> (string)

The value to publish to the CloudWatch metric when a filter pattern matches a log event.

defaultValue -> (double)

(Optional) The value to emit when a filter pattern does not match a log event. This value can be null.

dimensions -> (map)

The fields to use as dimensions for the metric. One metric filter can include as many as three dimensions.

Warning

Metrics extracted from log events are charged as custom metrics. To prevent unexpected high charges, do not specify high-cardinality fields such as IPAddress or requestID as dimensions. Each different value found for a dimension is treated as a separate metric and accrues charges as a separate custom metric.

To help prevent accidental high charges, Amazon disables a metric filter if it generates 1000 different name/value pairs for the dimensions that you have specified within a certain amount of time.

You can also set up a billing alarm to alert you if your charges are higher than expected. For more information, see Creating a Billing Alarm to Monitor Your Estimated Amazon Web Services Charges .

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

unit -> (string)

The unit to assign to the metric. If you omit this, the unit is set as None .

Shorthand Syntax:

metricName=string,metricNamespace=string,metricValue=string,defaultValue=double,dimensions={KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string},unit=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "metricName": "string",
    "metricNamespace": "string",
    "metricValue": "string",
    "defaultValue": double,
    "dimensions": {"string": "string"
      ...},
    "unit": "Seconds"|"Microseconds"|"Milliseconds"|"Bytes"|"Kilobytes"|"Megabytes"|"Gigabytes"|"Terabytes"|"Bits"|"Kilobits"|"Megabits"|"Gigabits"|"Terabits"|"Percent"|"Count"|"Bytes/Second"|"Kilobytes/Second"|"Megabytes/Second"|"Gigabytes/Second"|"Terabytes/Second"|"Bits/Second"|"Kilobits/Second"|"Megabits/Second"|"Gigabits/Second"|"Terabits/Second"|"Count/Second"|"None"
  }
  ...
]

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Output

None