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AWS Cloud Practitioner: CloudWatch vs AWS Config

In this short series, I outline the notes that I took while preparing for the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam.

These are my personal notes that I have made while working through the A Cloud Guru exam practitioner course. They are in no way official notes from AWS.

I would advise you that if you do use my notes to help you revise for this exam, that you use them as a supplement to the most recent information in the White PapersExam Guide and go over your knowledge with practice exam papers.

Previous notes within this blog series:

CloudWatch vs AWS Config

  • Know the differences between and the different use cases for:
    • Inspector
    • AWS Trusted Advisor
    • CloudWatch
    • AWS Config
  • You will have a scenario based question to answer around these

What is CloudWatch?

  • CloudWatch monitors performance of your AWS resources and applications running on AWS.
  • Used a lot with EC2
  • Host level metrics reported back from your instances via CloudWatch consist of:
    • CPU
    • Network
    • Disk
    • Status Check
  • Custom metrics can be also be reported on if you write a script to do this

What is AWS Config?

  • Provides a detailed view of the configuration of AWS resources and how they relate to each other in your AWS account
  • This includes how they were configured in the past so you can see how they configurations and relationships change over time

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