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Status Future consideration
Workspace SevOne
Categories Cloud
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 3, 2024

Monitor AWS Internet GW

This will provide metric collections in AWS for internet traffic

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Deva Dash
    Apr 3, 2024

    I would like to understand more about this request. Is the customer/prospect trying to view all of their Internet Gateway traffic for each region within AWS ?

    Our strategy around AWS resource monitoring has been to add resources that AWS exposes to us as valid resource type in Cloudwatch
    Internet Gateway is not something that AWS considers to be an entity and not something AWS reports data on today in Cloudwatch, however, there are ways and means for a user to enable a monitor on a per VPC level if they would like to monitor the amount of traffic going through the Internet within Cloudwatch. This is part of a new Internet monitor offering by AWS.

    We think this kind of analysis is more suited to our VPC flow log monitoring solution that we will be working on soon. This is where we can easily tell if communication is going out to the Internet based on IPs used and ASN mappings, or whether traffic is staying local within AWS VPCs.

    Watch out for more comments here as we tackle VPC flow logs for AWS in future releases that will allow you to differentiate between Internet-bound traffic and traffic staying local within an AWS account.