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Custom CloudWatch Metrics without a host

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We have some custom CloudWatch metrics we'd like to gather, display and alert on however, they aren't specific to any host or AWS resource.  If we push application specific metrics into CloudWatch, we don't want them tied to any specific application host as hosts/instances can come-and-go.  We push these metrics to CloudWatch without an associated EC2 / AWS resource and can see them in CloudWatch, but without an InstanceID, we can not pull these metrics into Logic Monitor.

 

 

We'd like to be able to pull in and organize any metric from CloudWatch, regardless of whether or not its dimensions include an InstanceID etc. 

 

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Our AWS CloudWatch collection method queries the CloudWatch API, so LogicMonitor should be able to pull in anything exposed by the CloudWatch API.  Currently, datasources that use the AWS CloudWatch collection method can only be applied to monitored AWS resources in LogicMonitor.  However, we're working on making it possible to apply AWS CloudWatch datasources to regular (including non-AWS) devices in LogicMonitor.  This means you could have an arbitrary device monitored in LM with an applied datasource that collects your custom CloudWatch metrics - would that meet your needs?  I’d be interested to hear more about your use case for this.

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On 3/28/2016 at 1:40 PM, Sarah Terry said:

Our AWS CloudWatch collection method queries the CloudWatch API, so LogicMonitor should be able to pull in anything exposed by the CloudWatch API.  Currently, datasources that use the AWS CloudWatch collection method can only be applied to monitored AWS resources in LogicMonitor.  However, we're working on making it possible to apply AWS CloudWatch datasources to regular (including non-AWS) devices in LogicMonitor.  This means you could have an arbitrary device monitored in LM with an applied datasource that collects your custom CloudWatch metrics - would that meet your needs?  I’d be interested to hear more about your use case for this.

We use Java Grid Computing (http://www.javaworld.com/article/2077703/soa/java-grid-computing.html). These Grid computers also have cloudwatch metrics which are not ec2 specific. Do you have this function added to Logic Monitor now?

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