AWS Cloud Watch

An integration guide for AWS Cloud Watch.
In order to integrate with your AWS CloudWatch agent, you must first create a new user under your AWS account. To do this, follow the steps bellow:
In order to integrate with your AWS CloudWatch agent, you must first create a new user under your AWS account with the following permissions:
  1. 1.
    Click Add users under IAM/Users.
  2. 2.
    Assign a name and choose the Access key - Programmatic Access option.
  3. 3.
    Attach existing policies directly:
    1. 1.
      Select the CloudWatchReadOnlyAccess AWS managed policy.
    2. 2.
      Expand the policy, click the {} JSON tab and copy the content.
    3. 3.
      Click Create Policy > JSON.
    4. 4.
      Paste the JSON and add ec2:DescribeRegions action to the "Action" section of the policy.
  4. 4.
    After creating the policy, search for it and assign it to the user.
  5. 5.
    Download the .csv with the credentials and store it somewhere safe.
You can now return to the platform and start the integration process with your AWS CloudWatch agent. Click the Add button in the AWS Cloud Watch Data Source displayed under the Available section.
This will prompt a modal to appear asking you for the information necessary to successfully integrate the AWS CloudWatch agent with your account.
AWS CloudWatch integration modal
Start by giving an expressive name to your data source instance by filling in the “Collector Name” field. This is an unique name that will allow you to distinguish between multiple data source instances.
After you decide on a name for your collector, provide the account ID of the AWS account you wish to integrate with. You can find this information in the user menu situated in the top-left corner of your AWS console.
AWS console menu
Finally, you need to input the access key and secret key you stored in the credentials .csv file you download earlier.
Click Create to finish the integration process.
After this, you should be able to see your new AWS Cloud Watch data source under the Active section of the Data Sources page. Wait a few minutes for the integration process to complete.
When the integration process is finished a green "Active" label will be displayed on the top left corner of your data source instance. When you see this label, it means your metrics are available and ready to be used.