AWS Kinesis

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Sensor (Data Collection)

Tracked Configuration

  • Kinesis Data Streams Instance Details

    • Stream name
    • Stream ARN
    • Stream status
    • Stream encryption type
    • Stream retention period (hours)
    • Stream creation time
    • AWS Grouping Zone

Required Permissions

  • cloudwatch:GetMetricData
  • kinesis:ListStreams
  • kinesis:DescribeStream
  • kinesis:ListTagsForStream


Metrics for Kinesis are pulled every 5 minutes, this can be changed via agent configuration in <agent_install_dir>/etc/instana/configuration.yml:
  cloudwatch_period: 300

To disable monitoring of Kinesis streams 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.