CloudWatch Custom Metrics for Windows Server

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Richa Pathak | Comments(0)

It’s not rare that users having requirements of sending custom metrics to CloudWatch. These metrics can be application based or server based. There are different ways we can send these metrics to CloudWatch like writing a simple PowerShell script and scheduling it in Task Scheduler to run periodically. Alternate way to accomplish this, which I personally find very easy is by making simple changes in EC2ConfigService in your windows instance.

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Introducing Run Command in EC2

Posted on December 9, 2015 by CloudThat | Comments(5)

In order to perform updates, patches, restart a particular process or running a particular powershell script in a Windows based EC2 instance we need to login to the machine and then make the required changes. Sometimes in a huge production environment this tends to be a cumbersome job for managing large fleet of machines.

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Cassandra Multi-AZ Data Replication

Posted on August 19, 2015 by CloudThat | Comments(7)

Apache Cassandra is an open source non-relational/NOSQL database. It is massively scalable and is designed to handle large amounts of data across multiple servers (Here, we shall use Amazon EC2 instances), providing high availability. In this blog, we shall replicate data across nodes running in multiple Availability Zones (AZs) to ensure reliability and fault tolerance

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IAM Authorization Hierarchy

Posted on May 5, 2015 by Sankeerth Reddy | Comments(2)

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the service that provides a authentication and authorization control for users and resources in ones AWS account. Although authentication has been quite simple and straightforward, viz. one can create groups, users and credentials for the users and share the same, authorization is quite a trick on IAM.

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