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AWS CloudWatch Alarms API Collection

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications that run on AWS. Amazon CloudWatch can be used to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, and set alarms. Amazon CloudWatch can monitor AWS resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon DynamoDB tables, and Amazon RDS DB instances, as well as custom metrics generated by your applications and services. This document explains how to configure the collection of CloudTrail events using the Web Console's cloud-to-cloud functionality and is available only to LRCloud customers.


Before configuring collection from AWS, do the following:

  • Make sure that the customer is an LRCloud customer and has their environment hosted.
  • Ensure that you have a valid AWS Access Key and Secret Access Key.

Initialize the Logs Source

  1. Log in to the Web Console as a Restricted Administrator User.
  2. On the top navigation bar, click the Administration icon 
     and select Cloud Log Collection.
  3. At the top of the Cloud Log Collection page, click New Log Source.
    The New cloud log collection dialog box appears.
  4. Select the AWS CloudWatch Alarms SYSMON AGENT tile.
    The Add AWS CloudWatch Alarms Log Source window appears.
  5. Enter the following details:


    Default Value


    NameNot applicableEnter the name for this log source.
    Description (Optional)Not applicableEnter a description for this log source.
    RegionNot applicable

    Enter the endpoint region code for the specific AWS CloudTrail S3 bucket (for example, us-east-1). For more information, see CloudTrail Regions and Endpoints.

    Access Key IDNot applicableEnter the AWS Access Key ID (for example, AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE).
    Secret Key Access KeyNot applicable

    Enter the AWS Secret Access Key (for example, wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY).

    Collect CloudWatch AlarmstrueIf you do not want to collect Cloud Watch Alarms data, set this value to false.
    Collect CloudWatch LogstrueIf you do not want to collect Cloud Watch Logs data, set this value to false.
    CloudWatchLogGroupPrefixall log groupsSpecify which Log Groups you want to collect logs from.
  6. Click Save.

A new active log source is created and accepted in the Client Console with the provided information. Collection should start automatically in few minutes.

The Platform Manager hosts all the log sources. It is recommended to create a new host entity and move the log source to the new host.

For security, the values entered are encrypted using LRCrypt.

Default Configuration Values for AWS CloudWatch Alarms Log Source


Default Value

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