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AWS Monitoring from the WatchMyDC® Dashboard


WatchMyDC® supports AWS monitoring along with the on-premise infrastructure. This article provides a guideline of adding services for AWS monitoring in the WatchMyDC® Dashboard.


Customers need to integrate the AWS account with WatchMyDC® prior to adding the services. Please follow this document for a guideline.

Known Limitations

1. WatchMyDC® does AWS monitoring through the AWS CloudWatch service. AWS Services compatible with the AWS CloudWatch are also compatible with the WatchMyDC®.

2. WatchMyDC® Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Services integration are on the roadmap.

AWS Monitoring Procedure

01: Add Regions & Services

  • Log in to the WatchMyDC® Dashboard
  • Then, navigate to ‘Operations‘ > ‘Configuration Center‘ > ‘Cloud Services‘ > ‘AWS
  • Then, navigate to ‘Services
  • Then, click on ‘Add New Region‘ and add a Region from the discovered Region list by clicking on ‘add‘ next to Region name (example: ‘eu-west-1‘)
  • It will create a menu of services on the panel with the title of the selected Region (i.e. ‘eu-west-1’)
  • Finally, click on ‘Add New Services’ from the dropdown in the menu (example: EC2 or S3) 
Select Required Services for AWS Monitoring, from the Configuration Center
From the Monitoring Section

02: Add Metrics

  • Navigate to ‘Observability‘ > ‘Monitoring‘ > ‘Cloud Services‘ > ‘AWS‘. Services added on STEP 01 will be seen here as Icons with the fields:
    • Service Name
    • Alarms Detected
    • Metrics Under Observation
    • Related Number of Playbooks
  • Then, click on ‘Details‘ for a service, the primary drawer should appear sliding from right
  • Then, click on ‘Edit‘ and then ‘Add‘, the secondary drawer should appear.
  • Thereafter, add one or more of below four types of cards by clicking on the plus icons, it will amend configurable card details.
    • Pie Chart
    • Line Chart
    • Bar Chart
    • Num/Text
  • Then, provide a user defined ‘Title:
  • Then, select the ‘Dimension‘. Each dimension represents a service instance.
  • Then, select the ‘Metric name:‘ from the list of populated list as provided by the cloud service provider, example: AWS CloudWatch Service.
  • Thereafter, click on the ‘tick icon‘ to save the metric, the secondary metrics drawer will close.
  • Finally, click on the ‘Save‘ button on primary drawer. The added cards with loaded metric information & data will be displayed on the primary drawer. 
  • Now, click anywhere on the screen to close the primary drawer.
  • Then, click on the service ‘Details‘ button anytime to observe the configured metrics.
Monitoring of a metric from a ECS task


When the configuration is completed, customers can monitor both of their on-premise and AWS infrastructure from a single dashboard.