Logging and monitoring with Amazon GameLift - Amazon GameLift
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Logging and monitoring with Amazon GameLift

Monitoring is an important part of maintaining the reliability, availability, and performance of Amazon GameLift and your Amazon solutions. You should collect monitoring data from all of the parts of your Amazon solution so that you can more easily debug a multi-point failure if one occurs.

Amazon and Amazon GameLift provide several tools for monitoring your game hosting resources and responding to potential incidents.

Amazon CloudWatch Alarms

Using Amazon CloudWatch alarms, you watch a single metric over a time period that you specify. If the metric exceeds a given threshold, a notification is sent to an Amazon SNS topic or Amazon Auto Scaling policy. CloudWatch alarms are triggered when their state changes and is maintained for a specified number of periods, not by being in a particular state. For more information, see Monitor Amazon GameLift with Amazon CloudWatch.

Amazon CloudTrail Logs

CloudTrail provides a record of actions taken by a user, role, or an Amazon service in Amazon GameLift. Using the information collected by CloudTrail, you can determine the request that was made to Amazon GameLift, the IP address from which the request was made, who made the request, when it was made, and additional details. For more information, see Logging Amazon GameLift API calls with Amazon CloudTrail.