Forum Discussion

Nick_Wong's avatar
3 years ago

monitor AWS rds dBInstanceStatus

I am looking for a way to show AWS RDS status in the dashboard.  The obvious choice is the property value of, unfortunately it is not a metric value from cloudwatch and I am not able to put into datapoint.  Does anyone have a clue of any solution?

1 Reply

  • Typically you can provide a status of a service/device by using the dashboard NOC widget. That does rely on LM alerting to report on a problem with the RDS instance, but likely the easiest, universal way.

    Otherwise you might need to create a custom DataSource (or modify AWS_RDS) using custom CloudWatch metric (if that is available) with the Cloud Collector. Or use a local Collector and code a DataSource that queries AWS directly to provide the data as a DataPoint.