Introduction

AWS Elemental MediaConvert queues allow you to manage the resources that are available to your account for parallel processing of jobs.

MediaConvert offers two queue types:

  • On-demand queues
  • Reserved queues

On-demand queues

With on-demand queues, you don’t have to set up anything in advance.

  • You send your jobs to an on-demand queue whenever you want.
  • You pay per minute, billed in increments of .01 minute.
  • Your default queue is an on-demand queue.

Reserved queues

With reserved queues:

  • You pay for the transcoding capacity of the entire queue, regardless of how much or how little you use it.
  • You make a 12-month commitment, which AWS bills you for monthly.

Setup

To set up the OpsRamp AWS integration and discover the AWS service, go to AWS Integration Discovery Profile and select Media Convert Queue.

Metrics

OpsRamp MetricMetric Display NameUnitAggregation TypeDescription
aws_mediaconvert_AudioOutputDurationAudio Output DurationSecondsAverageNumber of seconds of audio-only output for a queue.
aws_mediaconvert_SDOutputDurationSD Output DurationSecondsAverageNumber of seconds of standard definition (SD) output for a queue.
aws_mediaconvert_HDOutputDurationHD Output DurationSecondsAverageNumber of seconds of high-definition (HD) output for a queue.
aws_mediaconvert_UHDOutputDurationUHD Output DurationSecondsAverageNumber of seconds of ultra-high-definition (UHD) output for a queue.
aws_mediaconvert_8KOutputDuration8K Output DurationSecondsAverageNumber of seconds of 8K output for a queue.
aws_mediaconvert_JobsCompletedCountJobs Completed CountCountAverageNumber of jobs completed in this queue.
aws_mediaconvert_JobsErroredCountJobs Errored CountCountAverageNumber of jobs that failed because of invalid inputs, such as a request to transcode a file that is not in the specified input bucket.
aws_mediaconvert_StandbyTimeStandby TimeSecondsAverageNumber of seconds before AWS Elemental MediaConvert starts transcoding a job.
aws_mediaconvert_TranscodingTimeTranscoding TimeSecondsAverageNumber of seconds before AWS Elemental MediaConvert starts transcoding a job.

Event support

CloudTrail event support

  • Not Supported (create and delete events)

CloudWatch alarm support

  • Supported
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

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