Monitor your Outpost - AWS Outposts

Monitor your Outpost

AWS Outposts integrates with the following services that offer monitoring and logging capabilities:

CloudWatch metrics

Use Amazon CloudWatch to retrieve statistics about data points for your Outposts as an ordered set of time series data, known as metrics. You can use these metrics to verify that your system is performing as expected. For more information, see CloudWatch metrics for AWS Outposts.

CloudTrail logs

Use AWS CloudTrail to capture detailed information about the calls made to AWS APIs. You can store these calls as log files in Amazon S3. You can use these CloudTrail logs to determine such information as which call was made, the source IP address where the call came from, who made the call, and when the call was made.

The CloudTrail logs contain information about the calls to API actions for AWS Outposts. They also contain information for calls to API actions from services on an Outpost, such as Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS. For more information, see AWS Outposts information in CloudTrail.

VPC Flow Logs

Use VPC Flow Logs to capture detailed information about the traffic going to and from your Outpost and within your Outpost. For more information, see VPC Flow Logs in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Traffic Mirroring

Use Traffic Mirroring to copy and forward network traffic from Outpost to out-of-band security and monitoring appliances in Outpost. You can use the mirrored traffic for content inspection, threat monitoring, or troubleshooting. For more information, see Traffic Mirroring Guide for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.

AWS Health Dashboard

The AWS Health Dashboard displays information and notifications that are initiated by changes in the health of AWS resources. The information is presented in two ways: on a dashboard that shows recent and upcoming events organized by category, and in a full event log that shows all events from the past 90 days. For example, a connectivity issue on the service link would initiate an event that would appear on the dashboard and event log, and remain in the event log for 90 days. A part of the AWS Health service, AWS Health Dashboard requires no setup and can be viewed by any user that is authenticated in your account. For more information, see Getting started with the AWS Health Dashboard.