Using the AWS CloudWatch Logs Agent, Log Groups, and SNS Notifications

Hands-On Lab


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Craig Arcuri

AWS Training Architect II in Content





Welcome to this hands-on AWS Learning Activity in which you will learn how to configure SNS to work with CloudWatch. A common scenario is to configure CloudWatch with SNS so that when a CloudWatch Alarm occurs, technical personnel will be notified via email. This can be accomplished by creating an SNS Topic, creating a subscription to that topic, and having the appropriate personnel subscribe to that topic to receive notifications via email. Once subscribed to the topic, CloudWatch Events or Alarms can be created and linked to the topic so that any occurence of the event or topic will ultimately send and email message to any subscribers.

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