• Standard monitoring = every 5mins. Detailed monitoring = every 1min.
  • Ability to create custom dashboards with different widgets
  • EC2 instances by default have: cpu utilization, disk i/o, net i/o, status machine/host. (No RAM)
  • Ability to create Alarms based on Tresholds via AWS SNS.
  • Ability to create Events as respond to state changes in aws resources
  • Centralized place for log aggregation
  • It is not Cloudtrail