Monitoring activity using Amazon CloudWatch metrics - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Monitoring activity using Amazon CloudWatch metrics

You can monitor AWS Elemental MediaLive using Amazon CloudWatch metrics. CloudWatch collects raw data that it receives from MediaLive, and processes it into readable, near real-time metrics that are kept for 15 months. You use CloudWatch to view the metrics. Metrics can help you gain a better perspective about how MediaLive is performing over the short term and long term.

You can set alarms that watch for certain thresholds, and send notifications or take actions when those thresholds are met. For more information, see the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

To view metrics using the CloudWatch console

Metrics are grouped first by the service namespace, and then by the various dimension combinations within each namespace.

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Metrics. Under All metrics, choose the AWS/MediaLive namespace.

  3. Choose the metric dimension to view the metrics (for example, choose flow to view metrics per flow).

To view a list of valid metrics stored for your AWS account using the AWS CLI

  • At a command prompt, use the following command:

    aws cloudwatch list-metrics --namespace "AWS/MediaLive"