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aws_cloudwatch

Send metrics to AWS CloudWatch using the PutMetricData endpoint.

Introduced in version 3.36.0.

# Common config fields, showing default values
metrics:
aws_cloudwatch:
namespace: Benthos
mapping: ""

Timing Metrics

The smallest timing unit that CloudWatch supports is microseconds, therefore timing metrics are automatically downgraded to microseconds (by dividing delta values by 1000). This conversion will also apply to custom timing metrics produced with a metric processor.

Billing

AWS bills per metric series exported, it is therefore STRONGLY recommended that you reduce the metrics that are exposed with a mapping like this:

metrics:
mapping: |
if ![
"input_received",
"input_latency",
"output_sent",
].contains(this) { deleted() }
aws_cloudwatch:
namespace: Foo

Fields

namespace

The namespace used to distinguish metrics from other services.

Type: string
Default: "Benthos"

flush_period

The period of time between PutMetricData requests.

Type: string
Default: "100ms"

region

The AWS region to target.

Type: string
Default: ""

endpoint

Allows you to specify a custom endpoint for the AWS API.

Type: string
Default: ""

credentials

Optional manual configuration of AWS credentials to use. More information can be found in this document.

Type: object

credentials.profile

A profile from ~/.aws/credentials to use.

Type: string
Default: ""

credentials.id

The ID of credentials to use.

Type: string
Default: ""

credentials.secret

The secret for the credentials being used.

Type: string
Default: ""

credentials.token

The token for the credentials being used, required when using short term credentials.

Type: string
Default: ""

credentials.from_ec2_role

Use the credentials of a host EC2 machine configured to assume an IAM role associated with the instance.

Type: bool
Default: false
Requires version 4.2.0 or newer

credentials.role

A role ARN to assume.

Type: string
Default: ""

credentials.role_external_id

An external ID to provide when assuming a role.

Type: string
Default: ""