Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. Route 53 is used to do the following main functions in any combination: domain registration, DNS routing, and health checking.

Health Check

Amazon Route 53 health checks monitor the health and performance of your web applications, web servers, and other resources. Each health check that you create can monitor one of the following:

  • The health of a specified resource, such as a web server
  • The status of other health checks
  • The status of an Amazon CloudWatch alarm

Hosted Zone

A public hosted zone is a container that holds information about how you want to route traffic on the internet for a specific domain, such as example.com, and its subdomains (acme.example.com, zenith.example.com). After a hosted zone is created, records are then created to specify how to route traffic for the domain and subdomains.

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

External reference

What is Amazon Route 53?


To set up the AWS integration and discover the AWS service, go to AWS Integration Discovery Profile and select Route53.

Event support

CloudTrail event support

  • Supported

    • Route 53 (CreateHealthCheck, DeleteHealthCheck)
    • Hosted Zone (CreateHostedZone, DeleteHostedZone)
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

CloudWatch alarm support

  • Supported
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

Supported metrics

OpsRamp MetricMetric Display NameUnitAggregation Type

Percentage of Amazon Route 53 health checkers that consider the selected endpoint to be healthy.

Status of the health check endpoint that CloudWatch is checking. 1 indicates healthy and 0 indicates unhealthy.

Number of health checks that are healthy among the health checks that Route 53 is monitoring.
Child Health Check Healthy CountCountAverage