Developer Guide

Monitoring Your AWS Resources Using Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is a web service that monitors your AWS resources and the applications you run on AWS in real time. You can use CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, which are variables you can measure for your resources and applications. CloudWatch alarms send notifications or automatically make changes to the resources you're monitoring based on rules that you define.

The code for these examples is written in C#, but you can use the AWS SDK for .NET with any compatible language. When you install the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio, a set of C# project templates are installed. The simplest way to start this project is to open Visual Studio, and then choose File, New Project, AWS Sample Projects, Deployment and Management, AWS CloudWatch Example.

Prerequisite Tasks

Before you begin, be sure that you have created an AWS account and set up your AWS credentials. For more information, see Getting Started with the AWS SDK for .NET.