AWS RDS

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Sensor (Data Collection)

Tracked Configuration

RDS Instance Details Description
ARN The unqualified Amazon Resource Name (ARN) assigned to the instance.
Endpoint The endpoint of the instance.
Port The port of the instance.
Master User The master user of the instance.
Availability Zone The location of the instance.
Engine The instance engine.
Cluster The instance of cluster.

Metrics

RDS Instance metrics Description
CPUUtilization The percentage of CPU utilization.
CPUCreditUsage The number of CPU credits spent by the instance for CPU utilization.
CPUCreditBalance The number of earned CPU credits that an instance has accrued since it was launched or started.
BurstBalance The percent of General Purpose SSD (gp2) burst-bucket I/O credits available.
DatabaseConnections The number of database connections in use.
DiskQueueDepth The number of outstanding IOs (read/write requests) waiting to access the disk.
FreeableMemory The amount of available random access memory.
FreeStorageSpace The amount of available storage space.
ReplicaLag The amount of time a Read Replica DB instance lags behind the source DB instance.
SwapUsage The amount of swap space used on the DB instance.
ReadIOPS The average number of disk read I/O operations per second.
WriteIOPS The average number of disk write I/O operations per second.
ReadLatency The average amount of time taken per disk I/O operation.
WriteLatency The average amount of time taken per disk I/O operation.
ReadThroughput The average number of bytes read from disk per second.
WriteThroughput The average number of bytes written to disk per second.
NetworkReceiveThroughput The incoming network traffic on the DB instance, including both customer database traffic and Amazon RDS traffic used for monitoring and replication.
NetworkTransmitThroughput The outgoing network traffic on the DB instance, including both customer database traffic and Amazon RDS traffic used for monitoring and replication.
VolumeBytesUsed (Aurora) The amount of storage used by your Aurora DB instance.

Required Permissions

  • cloudwatch:GetMetricData
  • rds:Describe*

Configuration

Metrics for RDS are pulled every minute, this can be changed via agent configuration:

com.instana.plugin.aws.rds:
  rds_cloudwatch_period: 60

Tags

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.