Logging and monitoring in AWS IoT Greengrass - AWS IoT Greengrass

AWS IoT Greengrass Version 1 no longer receives feature updates, and will receive only security patches and bug fixes until June 30, 2023. For more information, see the AWS IoT Greengrass V1 maintenance policy. We strongly recommend that you migrate to AWS IoT Greengrass Version 2, which adds significant new features and support for additional platforms.

Logging and monitoring in AWS IoT Greengrass

Monitoring is an important part of maintaining the reliability, availability, and performance of AWS IoT Greengrass and your AWS solutions. You should collect monitoring data from all parts of your AWS solution so that you can more easily debug a multi-point failure, if one occurs. Before you start monitoring AWS IoT Greengrass, you should create a monitoring plan that includes answers to the following questions:

  • What are your monitoring goals?

  • Which resources will you monitor?

  • How often will you monitor these resources?

  • Which monitoring tools will you use?

  • Who will perform the monitoring tasks?

  • Who should be notified when something goes wrong?

Monitoring tools

AWS provides tools that you can use to monitor AWS IoT Greengrass. You can configure some of these tools to do the monitoring for you. Some of the tools require manual intervention. We recommend that you automate monitoring tasks as much as possible.

You can use the following automated monitoring tools to monitor AWS IoT Greengrass and report issues:

  • Amazon CloudWatch Logs – Monitor, store, and access your log files from AWS CloudTrail or other sources. For more information, see Monitoring log files in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

  • AWS CloudTrail Log Monitoring – Share log files between accounts, monitor CloudTrail log files in real time by sending them to CloudWatch Logs, write log processing applications in Java, and validate that your log files have not changed after delivery by CloudTrail. For more information, see Working with CloudTrail log files in the AWS CloudTrail User Guide.

  • Amazon EventBridge – Use EventBridge event rules to get notifications about state changes for your Greengrass group deployments or API calls logged with CloudTrail. For more information, see Get deployment notifications or What is Amazon EventBridge? in the Amazon EventBridge User Guide.

  • Greengrass system health telemetry – Subscribe to receive telemetry data sent from the Greengrass core. For more information, see Gathering system health telemetry data from AWS IoT Greengrass core devices.

  • Local health check – Use the health APIs to get a snapshot of the state of local AWS IoT Greengrass processes on the core device. For more information, see Calling the local health check API.

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