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The CloudWatch adapter enables Istio to deliver metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. Amazon CloudWatch and logs to Amazon CloudWatchLogs.

To push metrics and logs to CloudWatch using this adapter you must provide AWS credentials to the AWS SDK. (see AWS docs).

The handler configuration must contain the same metrics as the instance configuration. The metrics specified in both instance and handler configurations will be sent to CloudWatch.

This adapter supports the metric template.

Params

Configuration for the cloudwatch adapter.

Field Type Description Required
namespace string

CloudWatch metric namespace.

No
metricInfo map<string, MetricDatum>

A map of Istio metric name to CloudWatch metric info.

No
logGroupName string

The name of the log group in cloudwatchlogs.

No
logStreamName string

The name of the log stream in cloudwatchlogs.

No
logs map<string, LogInfo>

A map of Istio logentry name to CloudWatch logentry info.

No

Params.MetricDatum

CloudWatch metric format.

Field Type Description Required
unit Unit

The unit of the metric. Must be valid cloudwatch unit value. CloudWatch docs

No

Params.LogInfo

Field Type Description Required
payloadTemplate string

A golang text/template template that will be executed to construct the payload for this log entry. It will be given the full set of variables for the log to use to construct its result.

No

Params.MetricDatum.Unit

Name Description
None
Seconds
Microseconds
Milliseconds
Count
Bytes
Kilobytes
Megabytes
Gigabytes
Terabytes
Bits
Kilobits
Megabits
Gigabits
Terabits
Percent
Bytes_Second
Kilobytes_Second
Megabytes_Second
Gigabytes_Second
Terabytes_Second
Bits_Second
Kilobits_Second
Megabits_Second
Gigabits_Second
Terabits_Second
Count_Second