Tips for Getting Started with the AWS Personal Health Dashboard

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Jun 14, 2017

Learn how you can use AWS Personal Health Dashboard to ensure your AWS services are working properly.

If you’re already leveraging the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS), you’re likely aware of the many services that fall under the AWS umbrella. Amazon is constantly releasing new tools to ensure their customers are able to get the most out of this versatile cloud computing platform.

One tool that has recently been released is the AWS Personal Health Dashboard. In this blog, we’re going to introduce you to this new feature and show how it can alert you to any problems with the AWS services you are using.

What is the AWS Personal Health Dashboard?

Think of the AWS Personal Health Dashboard as your cloud based heart monitor for all of your services that are running on Amazon servers. This dashboard is a completely customizable and personalized view of both the performance and availability of all your services.

What is the difference between AWS Service Health Dashboard and Personal Health Dashboard?

While these two services may sound similar, the Service Health Dashboard provides the status of AWS services in general, whereas the Personal Health Dashboard gives you a personalized look into the availability and performance of the AWS services that you’re actually using.

Why rely on the AWS Personal Health Dashboard?

There are a number of reasons to use the Personal Health Dashboard, which gives you an in-depth view of how AWS services are behaving with your actual cloud instances. Just a few:

  • More personalized view – As mentioned above, the Personal Health Dashboard offer a personalized view of each of the AWS services that are powering your applications, which helps to quickly identify when AWS is experiencing problems that could impact you and the applications that you’re running.
  • Troubleshooting assistance – It’s one thing to get an alert in your AWS dashboard when problems arise, but knowing what to do can be another thing all together. With the Personal Health Dashboard, you not only get an alert, but you also get remediation details as well as guidance to take action to address any potential impacts.
  • Proactive notifications Set up proactive notifications that provide forward-looking information via email and mobile notifications. This functionality helps you to plan for scheduled changes that could affect your applications. Along with the information about scheduled maintenance activities, you’ll also receive information as to how you can avoid issues associated with any upcoming downtime.
  • Integration possibilities – Thanks the integration of AWS Personal Health Dashboard with Amazon CloudWatch Events, you can build custom rules that define automated remediation actions in the event of any issues with your AWS services. In addition, you can leverage the power of the AWS Health API, which allows the Personal Health Dashboard to connect and integrate data with internal or third-party tools.

Still have questions about the AWS Personal Health Dashboard?

If you’re still interested in learning how you can use the AWS Personal Health Dashboard to monitor disruptions in AWS services that can affect your applications, don’t hesitate to contact our team today at 800-860-2040 or reach out to us through our online contact form.

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