Monitoring Amazon GameLift - Amazon GameLift
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Monitoring Amazon GameLift

If you're using Amazon GameLift FleetIQ as a standalone feature with Amazon EC2, see Security in Amazon EC2 in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

Monitoring is an important part of maintaining the reliability, availability, and performance of Amazon GameLift and your other Amazon solutions. There are three primary uses for metrics with Amazon GameLift: to monitor system health and set up alarms, to track game server performance and usage, and to manage capacity using manual or auto-scaling.

Amazon provides the following monitoring tools to watch Amazon GameLift, report when something is wrong, and take automatic actions when appropriate:

  • Amazon GameLift Console

  • Amazon CloudWatch -– You can monitor Amazon GameLift metrics in real time, as well as metrics for other Amazon resources and applications that you're running on Amazon services. CloudWatch offers a suite of monitoring features, including tools to create customized dashboards and the ability to set alarms that notify or take action when a metric reaches a specified threshold.

  • Amazon CloudTrail – captures all API calls and related events made by or on behalf of your Amazon account for Amazon GameLift and other Amazon services. Data is delivered as log files to an Amazon S3 bucket that you specify. You can identify which users and accounts called Amazon, the source IP address from which the calls were made, and when the calls occurred.

  • Game session logs – You can output custom server messages for your game sessions to log files that are stored in Amazon S3.