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 Type
aws_dx_ConnectionState

State of the connection.
ConnectionStateBooleanAverage
aws_dx_ConnectionBpsEgress

Bit rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection.
ConnectionBpsEgressBits/SecondAverage
aws_dx_ConnectionBpsIngress

Bit rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection.
ConnectionBpsIngressBits/SecondAverage
aws_dx_ConnectionPpsEgress

Packet rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection.
ConnectionPpsEgressPackets/SecondAverage
aws_dx_ConnectionPpsIngress

Packet rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection.
ConnectionPpsIngressPackets/SecondAverage
aws_dx_ConnectionCRCErrorCount

Number of times cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors are observed for the data received at the connection.
ConnectionCRCErrorCountIntegerAverage
aws_dx_ConnectionLightLevelTx

Indicates the health of the fiber connection for egress (outbound) traffic from the AWS side of the connection.
ConnectionLightLevelTxdBmAverage
aws_dx_ConnectionLightLevelRx

Indicates the health of the fiber connection for ingress (inbound) traffic to the AWS side of the connection.
ConnectionLightLevelRxdBmAverage

Event support

CloudTrail event support

  • Supported
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

CloudWatch alarm support

  • Not Supported

External reference