Monitoring Amazon EventBridge Scheduler with Amazon CloudWatch - EventBridge Scheduler

Monitoring Amazon EventBridge Scheduler with Amazon CloudWatch

You can monitor Amazon EventBridge Scheduler using CloudWatch, which collects raw data and processes it into readable, near real-time metrics. EventBridge Scheduler emits a set of metrics for all schedules, and an additional set of metrics for schedules that have an associated dead-letter queue (DLQ). If you configure a DLQ for your schedule, EventBridge Scheduler publishes additional metrics when your schedule exhausts its retry policy.

These statistics are kept for 15 months, so that you can access historical information and gain a better perspective on why a schedule is failing, and troubleshoot underlying issues. You can also 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.



A namespace is a container for the CloudWatch metrics of an AWS service. For EventBridge Scheduler, the namespace is AWS/Scheduler.

CloudWatch metrics

A CloudWatch metric represents a time-ordered set of data points that are specific to CloudWatch.


A dimension is a name/value pair that is part of the identity of a metric.


A statistic has a unit of measure. For EventBridge Scheduler, units include Count.


This section describes the CloudWatch dimensions grouping for EventBridge Scheduler metrics in CloudWatch.

Dimension Description


The group of schedules for which you want to view metrics using CloudWatch. If you have not created any groups yet, EventBridge Scheduler associates your schedules with the default group.

Accessing metrics

This section describes how to access performance metrics in CloudWatch for a specific EventBridge Scheduler schedule.

To view performance metrics for a dimension
  1. Open the Metrics page on the CloudWatch console.

  2. Use the AWS Region selector to choose the Region for your schedule

  3. Choose the Scheduler namespace.

  4. In the All metrics tab, choose a dimension, for example, Schedule Group Metrics. To see metrics for all the schedules you've created in your selected Region, choose Account Metrics.

  5. Choose a CloudWatch metric for a dimension. For example, InvocationAttemptCount or InvocationDroppedCount, then choose Graph search.

  6. Choose the Graphed metrics tab to view performance statistics for EventBridge Scheduler metrics.

List of metrics

The following tables list the metrics for all EventBridge Scheduler schedules, as well as additional metrics for schedules for which you've configured a DLQ.

Metrics for all schedules

Namespace Metric Unit Description




Emitted for every invocation attempt. Use this metric to check that EventBridge Scheduler is attempting to invoke your schedules, and to see when invocations approach your account quotas.




Emitted when the target returns an exception after EventBridge Scheduler calls the target API. Use this to check when delivery to a target fails.




Emitted when target invocation fails due to API throttling by the target. Use this to diagnose delivery failures when the underlying reason is the target API throttling calls made by EventBridge Scheduler




Emitted when EventBridge Scheduler throttles a target invocation because it exceeds your service quotas set by EventBridge Scheduler. Use this to determine when you have exceeded your EventBridge Scheduler quotas. For more information about service quotas, see Quotas for Amazon EventBridge Scheduler.




Emitted when EventBridge Scheduler stops attempting to invoke the target after a schedule's retry policy has been exhausted. For more information about retry policies, see RetryPolicy in the EventBridge Scheduler API Reference.

Metrics for schedules with a DLQ

Namespace Metric Unit Description




Emitted for every successful delivery to a schedule's DLQ. Use this to determine when events are sent to a DLQ, then check the event delivered to the schedule's DLQ for additional details that help you determine the cause of the failure.




Emitted when EventBridge Scheduler cannot deliver an event to the DLQ. Use these two metrics to determine the reason why EventBridge Scheduler is unable to send an event to the DLQ, and modify your DLQ configuration to resolve the issue.

The following is an example of the InvocationsFailedToBeSentToDeadLetterCount_<error_code> metric when the Amazon SQS queue you specify as a DLQ does not exist: InvocationsFailedToBeSentToDeadLetterCount_AWS.SimpleQueueService.NonExistentQueue







Emitted when the payload of the event sent to the DLQ exceeds the maximum size allowed by Amazon SQS, and EventBridge Scheduler truncates the payload you specify in the Input attribute of a schedule.