View instance burst capacity in Lightsail - Amazon Lightsail

View instance burst capacity in Lightsail

Amazon Lightsail instances provide a baseline amount of CPU performance, but also have the ability to temporarily provide additional CPU performance above the baseline as needed. This is referred to as bursting. The baseline performance and ability to burst are governed by the following instance metrics:

  • CPU utilization – The percentage of allocated compute units that are in use on your instance. This metric identifies the processing power used to run applications on your instance.

  • CPU burst capacity percentage – The percentage of CPU performance available to your instance.

  • CPU burst capacity minutes – The amount of time available for your instance to burst at 100% CPU utilization.

With the following topics, you'll learn how to monitor these metrics to maximize the availability of your instance.