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AWS Dashboards Preview

This release includes a set of new dashboards and charts. We’re making them available as a preview, read-only version for monitoring AWS.

For an introduction to the dashboards, see our blog Fantastic 4: Must-Have Visualizations for Your Cloud Monitoring and watch our intro video:

cloud monitoring visualizations

Accessing the Dashboards

You can access the new dashboards from any existing AWS dashboard:

  1. Ensure you have data flowing from an AWS instance to Wavefront.
  2. Log in to your Wavefront instance and select Integrations > AWS.
  3. Click the Dashboards tab and select any of the AWS dashboards, for example, AWS: EC2.
  4. Click the Preview brand new Amazon EC2 dashboards link in the chart in the first row.

new dashboards

New Dashboard Features

The read-only dashboards offer new charts, dashboards, and other features discussed in detail in our blog Fantastic 4: Must-Have Visualizations for Your Cloud Monitoring:

  • Globe chart shows at one glance which Amazon regions might need attention.
  • Node map chart allows grouping and selecting a metric.
    • Scroll down to see charts with more info on all nodes.
    • Click any node to drill down to a dashboard with details for that node.
  • Top K chart allows you to compare values for different instances, for example, the top ten instances with the highest CPU utilization.
  • Status list chart can help you discover problems quickly.
  • Improved dialogs facilitate presetting date and time.
  • Dashboard linking and breadcrumbs make it easy to move from one dashboard to another.
  • Dashboard variable pulldown menu supports selecting metric type and group by in the read-only dashboards.
  • Rows and columns can span and show more information per row or column.

New Internal Metric for Monitoring Ongoing Events

A new internal metric, ~events.num-ongoing-events, returns the number of ongoing events. Wavefront limits the number of ongoing events to 1000 to avoid performance degradation in your cluster.

Azure Insights Metrics Name Change

All metrics we previously reported as azure.microsoft.insights.* are now reported as azure.insights.*. This metric name maps better to the actual metric.

Histogram Browser

Users who have licensed histograms can now select Browse > Histograms to view histogram metrics. In charts, display the median by default. We display metrics for minute (m), hour (h), or day (d) separately.