Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch - FSx for ONTAP

Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch

You can monitor file systems using Amazon CloudWatch, which collects and processes raw data from Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP into readable, near real-time metrics. These statistics are retained for a period of 15 months, so that you can access historical information to determine how your file system is performing. FSx for ONTAP metric data is automatically sent to CloudWatch at 1-minute periods by default. For more information about CloudWatch, see What is Amazon CloudWatch? in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

CloudWatch metrics for FSx for ONTAP are organized into four categories, which are defined by the dimensions that are used to query each metric. For more information about dimensions, see Dimensions in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

  • File system metrics: File-system-level performance and storage-capacity metrics.

  • Detailed file system metrics: File-system-level storage metrics per storage tier (SSD, capacity pool).

  • Volume metrics: Per-volume performance and storage-capacity metrics.

  • Detailed volume metrics: Per-volume storage-capacity metrics by storage tier or by the type of data (user, snapshot, other).

All CloudWatch metrics for FSx for ONTAP are published to the AWS/FSx namespace in CloudWatch.