Amazon CloudWatch Logs

Dynatrace ingests metrics for multiple preselected namespaces, including Amazon CloudWatch Logs. You can view metrics for each service instance, split metrics into multiple dimensions, and create custom charts that you can pin to your dashboards.

Prerequisites

To enable monitoring for this service, you need

Add the service to monitoring

In order to view the service metrics, you must add the service to monitoring in your Dynatrace environment.

Configure service metrics

Once you add a service, Dynatrace starts automatically collecting a suite of metrics for this particular service. These are recommended metrics.

Recommended metrics:

  • Are enabled by default
  • Can't be disabled
  • Can have recommended dimensions (enabled by default, can't be disabled)
  • Can have optional dimensions (disabled by default, can be enabled)

Apart from the recommended metrics, most services have the possibility of enabling optional metrics.

Optional metrics:

  • Can be added and configured manually

Import preset dashboards

Dynatrace provides preset AWS dashboards that you can import from GitHub to your environment's dashboard page. Once you download a preset dashboard locally, there are two ways to import it.

cloudwatch-logs

Available metrics

Name Description Unit Statistics Dimensions Recommended
DeliveryErrors The number of log events for which CloudWatch Logs received an error when forwarding data to the subscription destination Count Sum LogGroupName, DestinationType, FilterName ✔️
DeliveryThrottling The number of log events for which CloudWatch Logs was throttled when forwarding data to the subscription destination Count Sum LogGroupName, DestinationType, FilterName ✔️
ForwardedBytes The volume of log events in compressed bytes forwarded to the subscription destination Bytes Sum LogGroupName, DestinationType, FilterName ✔️
ForwardedLogEvents The number of log events forwarded to the subscription destination Count Sum LogGroupName, DestinationType, FilterName ✔️
IncomingBytes The volume of log events in uncompressed bytes uploaded to CloudWatch Logs. When used with the LogGroupName dimension, this is the volume of log events in uncompressed bytes uploaded to the log group. Bytes Sum LogGroupName ✔️
IncomingBytes Bytes Sum Region ✔️
IncomingLogEvents The number of log events uploaded to CloudWatch Logs. When used with the LogGroupName dimension, this is the number of log events uploaded to the log group. Count Sum LogGroupName ✔️
IncomingLogEvents Count Sum Region ✔️