aws sqs metricset

The sqs metricset of aws module allows you to monitor your AWS SQS queues. sqs metricset fetches a set of values from Amazon SQS Metrics. CloudWatch metrics for Amazon SQS queues are automatically collected and pushed to CloudWatch every five minutes.

AWS Permissions

Some specific AWS permissions are required for IAM user to collect AWS SQS metrics.

cloudwatch:GetMetricData
cloudwatch:ListMetrics
ec2:DescribeRegions
sqs:ListQueues
sts:GetCallerIdentity
iam:ListAccountAliases

Dashboard

The aws sqs metricset comes with a predefined dashboard. For example:

metricbeat aws sqs overview

Configuration example

- module: aws
  period: 300s
  metricsets:
    - sqs
  access_key_id: '<access_key_id>'
  secret_access_key: '<secret_access_key>'
  session_token: '<session_token>'

Fields

For a description of each field in the metricset, see the exported fields section.

Here is an example document generated by this metricset:

{
    "@timestamp": "2017-10-12T08:05:34.853Z",
    "aws": {
        "sqs": {
            "empty_receives": 0,
            "messages": {
                "delayed": 0,
                "deleted": 0,
                "not_visible": 0,
                "received": 0,
                "sent": 0,
                "visible": 2
            },
            "oldest_message_age": {
                "sec": 78494
            },
            "queue": {
                "name": "test-s3-notification"
            },
            "sent_message_size": {}
        }
    },
    "cloud": {
        "account": {
            "id": "627959692251",
            "name": "elastic-test"
        },
        "provider": "aws",
        "region": "ap-southeast-1"
    },
    "event": {
        "dataset": "aws.sqs",
        "duration": 115000,
        "module": "aws"
    },
    "metricset": {
        "name": "sqs",
        "period": 10000
    },
    "service": {
        "type": "aws"
    }
}