PutMetricStream - Amazon CloudWatch
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PutMetricStream

Creates or updates a metric stream. Metric streams can automatically stream CloudWatch metrics to Amazon destinations including Amazon S3 and to many third-party solutions.

For more information, see Using Metric Streams.

To create a metric stream, you must be logged on to an account that has the iam:PassRole permission and either the CloudWatchFullAccess policy or the cloudwatch:PutMetricStream permission.

When you create or update a metric stream, you choose one of the following:

  • Stream metrics from all metric namespaces in the account.

  • Stream metrics from all metric namespaces in the account, except for the namespaces that you list in ExcludeFilters.

  • Stream metrics from only the metric namespaces that you list in IncludeFilters.

By default, a metric stream always sends the MAX, MIN, SUM, and SAMPLECOUNT statistics for each metric that is streamed. You can use the StatisticsConfigurations parameter to have the metric stream also send additional statistics in the stream. Streaming additional statistics incurs additional costs. For more information, see Amazon CloudWatch Pricing.

When you use PutMetricStream to create a new metric stream, the stream is created in the running state. If you use it to update an existing stream, the state of the stream is not changed.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

ExcludeFilters.member.N

If you specify this parameter, the stream sends metrics from all metric namespaces except for the namespaces that you specify here.

You cannot include ExcludeFilters and IncludeFilters in the same operation.

Type: Array of MetricStreamFilter objects

Required: No

FirehoseArn

The ARN of the Amazon Kinesis Firehose delivery stream to use for this metric stream. This Amazon Kinesis Firehose delivery stream must already exist and must be in the same account as the metric stream.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: Yes

IncludeFilters.member.N

If you specify this parameter, the stream sends only the metrics from the metric namespaces that you specify here.

You cannot include IncludeFilters and ExcludeFilters in the same operation.

Type: Array of MetricStreamFilter objects

Required: No

Name

If you are creating a new metric stream, this is the name for the new stream. The name must be different than the names of other metric streams in this account and Region.

If you are updating a metric stream, specify the name of that stream here.

Valid characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, "-" and "_".

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes

OutputFormat

The output format for the stream. Valid values are json and opentelemetry0.7. For more information about metric stream output formats, see Metric streams output formats.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Valid Values: json | opentelemetry0.7

Required: Yes

RoleArn

The ARN of an IAM role that this metric stream will use to access Amazon Kinesis Firehose resources. This IAM role must already exist and must be in the same account as the metric stream. This IAM role must include the following permissions:

  • firehose:PutRecord

  • firehose:PutRecordBatch

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: Yes

StatisticsConfigurations.member.N

By default, a metric stream always sends the MAX, MIN, SUM, and SAMPLECOUNT statistics for each metric that is streamed. You can use this parameter to have the metric stream also send additional statistics in the stream. This array can have up to 100 members.

For each entry in this array, you specify one or more metrics and the list of additional statistics to stream for those metrics. The additional statistics that you can stream depend on the stream's OutputFormat. If the OutputFormat is json, you can stream any additional statistic that is supported by CloudWatch, listed in CloudWatch statistics definitions. If the OutputFormat is opentelemetry0.7, you can stream percentile statistics such as p95, p99.9 and so on.

Type: Array of MetricStreamStatisticsConfiguration objects

Required: No

Tags.member.N

A list of key-value pairs to associate with the metric stream. You can associate as many as 50 tags with a metric stream.

Tags can help you organize and categorize your resources. You can also use them to scope user permissions by granting a user permission to access or change only resources with certain tag values.

You can use this parameter only when you are creating a new metric stream. If you are using this operation to update an existing metric stream, any tags you specify in this parameter are ignored. To change the tags of an existing metric stream, use TagResource or UntagResource.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.

Arn

The ARN of the metric stream.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

ConcurrentModification

More than one process tried to modify a resource at the same time.

HTTP Status Code: 429

InternalServiceError

Request processing has failed due to some unknown error, exception, or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidParameterCombination

Parameters were used together that cannot be used together.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidParameterValue

The value of an input parameter is bad or out-of-range.

HTTP Status Code: 400

MissingParameter

An input parameter that is required is missing.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Examples

Stream two namespaces with the default statistics

The following example creates a metric stream that streams all the metrics from the AWS/EC2 and AWS/ELB namespaces, with only the default statistics.

Sample Request

{ "Name": "MyMetricStream", "FirehoseArn": "arn:aws:firehose:us-east-1:123456789098:stream/MyFirehose", "RoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789098:role/MyFirehoseWriteAccessRole", "IncludeFilters": [ { "Namespace": "AWS/EC2" }, { "Namespace": "AWS/ELB" } ], "OutputFormat": "opentelemetry0.7" }

Stream additional statistics

The following example creates a metric stream that streams all metrics from the AWS/EC2 namespace with only the default statistics, and also streams two other metrics with the default statistics and some additional statistics.

Sample Request

{ "Name": "MyMetricStream", "FirehoseArn": "arn:aws:firehose:us-east-1:123456789098:stream/MyFirehose", "RoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789098:role/MyFirehoseWriteAccessRole", "IncludeFilters": [ { "Namespace": "AWS/EC2" } ], "OutputFormat": "json", "StatisticsConfigurations": [ { "IncludeMetrics": [ { "Namespace": "AWS/ApplicationELB", "MetricName": "TargetResponseTime" }, { "Namespace": "AWS/ELB", "MetricName": "Latency" } ], "AdditionalStatistics": [ "tm90", "p90", "p99", "p99.9" ] } ] }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: