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AWS Direct Connection

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Introduction

AWS Direct Connect (AWS_DX) links internal networks to an AWS Direct Connect location over a standard Ethernet fiber-optic cable.

One end of the cable is connected to your router, the other to an AWS Direct Connect router. With this connection, virtual interfaces can be created directly to public AWS services (for example, to Amazon S3) or to Amazon VPC. This connection bypasses internet service providers in your network path.

An AWS Direct Connect location provides access to:

  • AWS services in the region with which it is associated.
  • Public AWS services in all other public regions when using a single connection in a public region or AWS GovCloud (US).

Setup

To set up the OpsRamp AWS integration and discover the AWS service, go to AWS Integration Discovery Profile and select Direct Connections.

Metrics

OpsRamp MetricMetric Display NameUnitAggregation TypeDescription
aws_dx_ConnectionStateConnectionStateBooleanAVERAGEState of the connection.
aws_dx_ConnectionBpsEgressConnectionBpsEgressBits/SecondAVERAGEBit rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection.
aws_dx_ConnectionBpsIngressConnectionBpsIngressBits/SecondAVERAGEBit rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection.
aws_dx_ConnectionPpsEgressConnectionPpsEgressPackets/SecondAVERAGEPacket rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection.
aws_dx_ConnectionPpsIngressConnectionPpsIngressPackets/SecondAVERAGEPacket rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection.
aws_dx_ConnectionCRCErrorCountConnectionCRCErrorCountIntegerAVERAGENumber of times cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors are observed for the data received at the connection.
aws_dx_ConnectionLightLevelTxConnectionLightLevelTxdBmAVERAGEIndicates the health of the fiber connection for egress (outbound) traffic from the AWS side of the connection.
aws_dx_ConnectionLightLevelRxConnectionLightLevelRxdBmAVERAGEIndicates the health of the fiber connection for ingress (inbound) traffic to the AWS side of the connection.

Event support

CloudTrail event support

  • Supported
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

CloudWatch alarm support

  • Not Supported

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