AWS Direct Connect monitoring integration

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Access to this feature depends on your subscription level. Requires Infrastructure Pro.

New Relic Infrastructure's integrations include an integration for reporting your AWS Direct Connect data to New Relic products. This document explains how to activate this integration and describes the data that can be reported.

Activate integration

To enable this integration follow standard procedures to Connect AWS services to Infrastructure.

Configuration and polling

You can change the polling frequency and filter data using configuration options.

Default polling information for the AWS Direct Connect integration:

  • New Relic polling interval: 5 minutes
  • Amazon CloudWatch data interval: 1 minute

Find and use data

To find your integration data in Infrastructure, go to infrastructure.newrelic.com > AWS and select an integration.

In New Relic Insights, data is attached to the following event type:

Entity Event Type Provider
Connection AwsDirectConnectConnectionSample AwsDirectConnectConnection

For more on how to use your data, see Understand and use integration data.

Metric data

This integration collects AWS Direct Connect data for Connection.

Direct Connect Connection data

Metric Unit Description

connectionState

Count The state of the connection. 0 indicates DOWN and 1 indicates UP.

connectionBpsEgress

BitsPerSecond The bitrate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection. The number reported is the aggregate over the specified time period (5 minutes by default, 1 minute minimum).

connectionBpsIngress

BitsPerSecond The bitrate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection. The number reported is the aggregate over the specified time period (5 minutes by default, 1 minute minimum).

connectionPpsEgress

CountPerSecond The packet rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection. The number reported is the aggregate over the specified time period (5 minutes by default, 1 minute minimum).

connectionPpsIngress

CountPerSecond The packet rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection. The number reported is the aggregate over the specified time period (5 minutes by default, 1 minute minimum).

connectionCRCErrorCount

Count The number of times cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors are observed for the data received at the AWS device. This metric is a counter that might remain the same for an extended period of time because it is only reset when the device is reset. If this value does not increase, then there are no errors occurring.

connectionLightLevelTx

Count Indicates the health of the fiber connection for egress (outbound) traffic from the AWS side of the connection. This metric is available for connections with 10-Gbps port speeds only.

connectionLightLevelRx

Count Indicates the health of the fiber connection for ingress (inbound) traffic to the AWS side of the connection. This metric is available for connections with 10-Gbps port speeds only.

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