aws elb metricsetedit

Warning

This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

Elastic Load Balancing publishes data points to Amazon CloudWatch for your load balancers and your back-end instances. This aws elb metricset collects these Cloudwatch metrics for monitoring purposes.

AWS Permissionsedit

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

ec2:DescribeRegions
cloudwatch:GetMetricData
cloudwatch:ListMetrics
tag:getResources

Dashboardedit

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

metricbeat aws elb overview

Configuration exampleedit

- module: aws
  period: 300s
  metricsets:
    - elb
  access_key_id: '${AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID:""}'
  secret_access_key: '${AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY:""}'
  session_token: '${AWS_SESSION_TOKEN:""}'
  default_region: '${AWS_REGION:us-west-1}'
  # This module uses the aws cloudwatch metricset, all
  # the options for this metricset are also available here.

Metricsedit

Elastic Load Balancing publishes data points to Amazon CloudWatch for your load balancers and back-end instances. Please see more details for each metric in elb-cloudwatch-metric.

Metric Name

Statistic Method

BackendConnectionErrors

Sum

HealthyHostCount

Maximum

HTTPCode_Backend_2XX

Sum

HTTPCode_Backend_3XX

Sum

HTTPCode_Backend_4XX

Sum

HTTPCode_Backend_5XX

Sum

HTTPCode_ELB_4XX

Sum

HTTPCode_ELB_5XX

Sum

Latency

Average

RequestCount

Sum

SpilloverCount

Sum

SurgeQueueLength

Maximum

UnHealthyHostCount

Maximum

EstimatedALBActiveConnectionCount

Average

EstimatedALBConsumedLCUs

Average

EstimatedALBNewConnectionCount

Average

EstimatedProcessedBytes

Average

This is a default metricset. If the host module is unconfigured, this metricset is enabled by default.

Fieldsedit

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": {
        "cloudwatch": {
            "dimensions": {
                "Service": "ELB"
            },
            "namespace": "AWS/ELB"
        },
        "metrics": {
            "BackendConnectionErrors": {
                "sum": 18
            },
            "HTTPCode_Backend_2XX": {
                "sum": 2
            },
            "HTTPCode_Backend_3XX": {
                "sum": 2
            },
            "HTTPCode_Backend_4XX": {
                "sum": 2
            },
            "HTTPCode_ELB_5XX": {
                "sum": 4
            },
            "HealthyHostCount": {
                "max": 2
            },
            "Latency": {
                "avg": 0.001534899075826009
            },
            "RequestCount": {
                "sum": 6
            },
            "UnHealthyHostCount": {
                "max": 1
            }
        }
    },
    "cloud": {
        "provider": "aws",
        "region": "us-east-1"
    },
    "event": {
        "dataset": "aws.elb",
        "duration": 115000,
        "module": "aws"
    },
    "metricset": {
        "name": "elb",
        "period": 10000
    },
    "service": {
        "type": "aws"
    }
}