AWS s3_request metricsetedit

The s3_request metricset of aws module allows you to monitor your AWS S3 buckets. s3_request metricset fetches Cloudwatch daily storage metrics for each S3 bucket from S3 CloudWatch Request Metrics for Buckets.

Note: Request metrics are not enabled by default. You must opt into request metrics by configuring them in the console or using the Amazon S3 API. Please see How to Configure Request Metrics for S3 for instructions on how to enable request metrics for each S3 bucket.

AWS Permissionsedit

Some specific AWS permissions are required for IAM user to collect AWS s3_request metrics.



The aws s3_request metricset and s3_daily_storage metricset shares one predefined dashboard. For example:

metricbeat aws s3 overview

Note: If s3 request metrics are not enabled for the specific S3 bucket, some visualizations in this dashboard will be empty.

Configuration exampleedit

- module: aws
  period: 86400s
    - s3_request
  access_key_id: '<access_key_id>'
  secret_access_key: '<secret_access_key>'
  session_token: '<session_token>'

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


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": {
            "namespace": "AWS/S3"
        "dimensions": {
            "FilterId": "request-metrics"
        "s3": {
            "bucket": {
                "name": "test-ks-1"
        "s3_request": {
            "errors": {
                "4xx": 0,
                "5xx": 0
            "latency": {
                "first_byte": {
                    "ms": 47.25
                "total_request": {
                    "ms": 57.75
            "requests": {
                "put": 1,
                "total": 1
            "uploaded": {
                "bytes": 463
    "cloud": {
        "account": {
            "id": "428152502467",
            "name": "elastic-beats"
        "provider": "aws",
        "region": "us-east-1"
    "event": {
        "dataset": "aws.s3_request",
        "duration": 115000,
        "module": "aws"
    "metricset": {
        "name": "s3_request",
        "period": 10000
    "service": {
        "type": "aws"