Captures DynamoDB statistics from Amazon CloudWatch and displays them in the AppDynamics Metric Browser.
Please give the following permissions to the account being used to with the extension. cloudwatch:ListMetrics cloudwatch:GetMetricStatistics
The extension needs to be able to connect to AWS Cloudwatch in order to collect and send metrics. To do this, you will have to either establish a remote connection in between the extension and the product, or have an agent on the same machine running the product in order for the extension to collect and send the metrics.
extensionsdirectory of your Machine Agent installation directory
In order to use the extension, you need to update the config.yml file that is present in the extension folder. The following is an explanation of the configurable fields that are present in the config.yml file.
If SIM is enabled, then use the following metricPrefix
metricPrefix: "Custom Metrics|AWS DynamoDB" else configure the "COMPONENT_ID" under which the metrics need to be reported. This can be done by changing the value of <COMPONENT_ID> in
metricPrefix: "Server|Component:<COMPONENT_ID>|Custom Metrics|AWS DynamoDB|".
metricPrefix: "Server|Component:100|Custom Metrics|AWS DynamoDB|"
Provide accessKey(required) and secretKey(required) of AWS account(s), also provide displayAccountName(any name that represents your account) and regions(required). If you are running this extension inside an EC2 instance which has IAM profile configured then awsAccessKey and awsSecretKey can be kept empty, extension will use IAM profile to authenticate.
accounts: - awsAccessKey: "XXXXXXXX1" awsSecretKey: "XXXXXXXXXX1" displayAccountName: "TestAccount_1" regions: ["us-east-1","us-west-1","us-west-2"] - awsAccessKey: "XXXXXXXX2" awsSecretKey: "XXXXXXXXXX2" displayAccountName: "TestAccount_2" regions: ["eu-central-1","eu-west-1"]
If you want to encrypt the "awsAccessKey" and "awsSecretKey" then follow the "Credentials Encryption" section and provide the encrypted values in "awsAccessKey" and "awsSecretKey". Configure "enableDecryption" of "credentialsDecryptionConfig" to true and provide the encryption key in "encryptionKey" For example,
#Encryption key for Encrypted password. credentialsDecryptionConfig: enableDecryption: "true" encryptionKey: "XXXXXXXX"
To report metrics from specific tables, configure
includeTableNames which accepts comma separated values and regex patterns. If
.* is used, all are monitored and if empty, none are monitored.
includeTableNames: ["blog-*", "demodb"]
Configure the metrics section.
For configuring the metrics, the following properties can be used:
|Property||Default value||Possible values||Description|
|alias||metric name||Any string||The substitute name to be used in the metric browser instead of metric name.|
|statType||"ave"||"AVERAGE", "SUM", "MIN", "MAX"||AWS configured values as returned by API|
|aggregationType||"AVERAGE"||"AVERAGE", "SUM", "OBSERVATION"||Aggregation qualifier|
|timeRollUpType||"AVERAGE"||"AVERAGE", "SUM", "CURRENT"||Time roll-up qualifier|
|clusterRollUpType||"INDIVIDUAL"||"INDIVIDUAL", "COLLECTIVE"||Cluster roll-up qualifier|
|multiplier||1||Any number||Value with which the metric needs to be multiplied.|
|convert||null||Any key value map||Set of key value pairs that indicates the value to which the metrics need to be transformed. eg: UP:0, DOWN:1|
|delta||false||true, false||If enabled, gives the delta values of metrics instead of actual values.|
- name: "ConditionalCheckFailedRequests" alias: "ConditionalCheckFailedRequests" statType: "ave" delta: false multiplier: 1 aggregationType: "AVERAGE" timeRollUpType: "AVERAGE" clusterRollUpType: "INDIVIDUAL"
All these metric properties are optional, and the default value shown in the table is applied to the metric(if a property has not been specified) by default.
Please avoid using tab (\t) when editing yaml files. Please copy all the contents of the config.yml file and go to Yaml Validator . On reaching the website, paste the contents and press the “Go” button on the bottom left.
If you get a valid output, that means your formatting is correct and you may move on to the next step.
Below is an example config for monitoring multiple accounts and regions:
metricPrefix: "Server|Component:<COMPONENT_ID>|Custom Metrics|Amazon DynamoDB|" accounts: - awsAccessKey: "XXXXXXXX1" awsSecretKey: "XXXXXXXXXX1" displayAccountName: "TestAccount_1" regions: ["us-east-1","us-west-1","us-west-2"] - awsAccessKey: "XXXXXXXX2" awsSecretKey: "XXXXXXXXXX2" displayAccountName: "TestAccount_2" regions: ["eu-central-1","eu-west-1"] credentialsDecryptionConfig: enableDecryption: "false" encryptionKey: proxyConfig: host: port: username: password: includeTableNames:  cloudWatchMonitoring: "Basic" concurrencyConfig: noOfAccountThreads: 3 noOfRegionThreadsPerAccount: 3 noOfMetricThreadsPerRegion: 3 #Thread timeout in seconds threadTimeOut: 30 metricsConfig: includeMetrics: - name: "ConditionalCheckFailedRequests" alias: "ConditionalCheckFailedRequests" statType: "ave" delta: false multiplier: 1 aggregationType: "AVERAGE" timeRollUpType: "AVERAGE" clusterRollUpType: "INDIVIDUAL" metricsTimeRange: startTimeInMinsBeforeNow: 5 endTimeInMinsBeforeNow: 0 getMetricStatisticsRateLimit: 400 maxErrorRetrySize: 0
Typical metric path: Application Infrastructure Performance|<Tier>|Custom Metrics|Amazon DynamoDB|<Account Name>|<Region>|Table Name|<table name> followed by the metrics defined in the link below:
Please visit this page to get detailed instructions on password encryption. The steps in this document will guide you through the whole process.
Workbench is an inbuilt feature provided with each extension in order to assist you to fine tune the extension setup before you actually deploy it on the controller. Please review the following document on How to use the Extensions WorkBench
Please follow the steps listed in this troubleshooting-document in order to troubleshoot your issue. These are a set of common issues that customers might have faced during the installation of the extension. If these don't solve your issue, please follow the last step on the troubleshooting-document to contact the support team.
If after going through the Troubleshooting Document you have not been able to get your extension working, please file a ticket and add the following information.
Please provide the following in order for us to assist you better.
<MachineAgent>/conf/logging/log4j.xml. Change the level value of the following elements to debug.
<MachineAgent>/monitors/AWSDynamoDBMonitordirectory here. For any support related questions, you can also contact email@example.com.
Always feel free to fork and contribute any changes directly here on GitHub.
|Controller Compatibility||4.4 or Later|
|Last Update||15th June, 2018|
List of changes to this extension can be found here