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 do not have to set up anything in advance.

  • You send your jobs to an on-demand queue when 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.

Use the OpsRamp AWS public cloud integration to discover and collect metrics against the AWS service.

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 Type
aws_mediaconvert_AudioOutputDuration

Number of seconds of audio-only output for a queue.
Audio Output DurationSecondsAverage
aws_mediaconvert_SDOutputDuration

Number of seconds of standard definition (SD) output for a queue.
SD Output DurationSecondsAverage
aws_mediaconvert_HDOutputDuration

Number of seconds of high-definition (HD) output for a queue.
HD Output DurationSecondsAverage
aws_mediaconvert_UHDOutputDuration

Number of seconds of ultra-high-definition (UHD) output for a queue.
UHD Output DurationSecondsAverage
aws_mediaconvert_8KOutputDuration

Number of seconds of 8K output for a queue.
8K Output DurationSecondsAverage
aws_mediaconvert_JobsCompletedCount

Number of jobs completed in this queue.
Jobs Completed CountCountAverage
aws_mediaconvert_JobsErroredCount

Number of jobs that failed because of invalid inputs, such as a request to transcode a file that is not in the specified input bucket.
Jobs Errored CountCountAverage
aws_mediaconvert_StandbyTime

Number of seconds before AWS Elemental MediaConvert starts transcoding a job.
Standby TimeSecondsAverage
aws_mediaconvert_TranscodingTime

Number of seconds before AWS Elemental MediaConvert starts transcoding a job.
Transcoding TimeSecondsAverage

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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