AWS ElastiCache

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Sensor (Data Collection)

Tracked Configuration

  • ElastiCache Details

    • Cache Cluster Id
    • Cache Node Id
    • Cache Engine
    • Cache Engine Version
    • Cache Number Of Nodes
    • Cache Node Type
    • Create Time
    • Node Endpoint Address
    • Node Endpoint Port
    • Node ARN
    • Grouping Zone

Required Permissions

  • cloudwatch:GetMetricData
  • elasticache:ListTagsForResource
  • elasticache:DescribeCacheClusters
  • elasticache:DescribeEvents


Metrics for ElastiCache are pulled every 60 seconds, this can be changed via agent configuration in <agent_install_dir>/etc/instana/configuration.yml:
  cloudwatch_period: 60

To disable monitoring of ElastiCache instances use the following configuration:
  enabled: false


Please note that tags are currently only available in conjunction with the dedicated AWS Instana agent, described here AWS Agent Installation docs. More detail on using tags is described here.