Logging and monitoring in CodeDeploy - Amazon CodeDeploy
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Logging and monitoring in CodeDeploy

This section provides an overview of monitoring, logging, and incident response in CodeDeploy.

Auditing of all interactions with CodeDeploy

CodeDeploy is integrated with Amazon CloudTrail, a service that captures API calls made by or on behalf of CodeDeploy in your Amazon account and delivers the log files to an S3 bucket you specify. CloudTrail captures API calls from the CodeDeploy console, from CodeDeploy commands through the Amazon CLI, or from the CodeDeploy APIs directly. Using the information collected by CloudTrail, you can determine which request was made to CodeDeploy, the source IP address from which the request was made, who made the request, when it was made, and so on. To learn more about CloudTrail, see Working with CloudTrail log files in the Amazon CloudTrail User Guide.

You can view the log data created by a CodeDeploy deployment by setting up the CloudWatch Logs agent to view aggregated data in the CloudWatch console or by signing in to an instance to review the log file. For more information, see View CodeDeploy logs in CloudWatch Logs console.

Alerting and incident management

You can use Amazon CloudWatch Events to detect and react to changes in the state of an instance or a deployment (an event) in your CodeDeploy operations. Then, based on rules you create, CloudWatch Events invokes one or more target actions when a deployment or instance enters the state you specify in a rule. Depending on the type of state change, you might want to send notifications, capture state information, take corrective action, initiate events, or take other actions. You can select the following types of targets when you use CloudWatch Events as part of your CodeDeploy operations:

  • Amazon Lambda functions

  • Kinesis streams

  • Amazon SQS SQS queues

  • Built-in targets (CloudWatch alarm actions)

  • Amazon SNS topics

The following are some use cases:

  • Use a Lambda function to pass a notification to a Slack channel whenever deployments fail.

  • Push data about deployments or instances to a Kinesis stream to support comprehensive, real-time status monitoring.

  • Use CloudWatch alarm actions to automatically stop, terminate, reboot, or recover EC2 instances when a deployment or instance event you specify occurs.

For more information, see What is Amazon CloudWatch Events in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.