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Polling intervals for AWS integrations

Metrics received via the AWS CloudWatch metric streams integration are ingested as soon as they are available from AWS. Resource metadata and tags are queried every 15 minutes.

API polling integrations query AWS services according to a polling interval, which varies depending on the integration. Each polling interval by New Relic occurs for every AWS entity. For example, if you have thirteen Elastic Load Balancers (ELB), each one will be polled every five minutes.

Manage polling frequency

For metric streams, the polling interval cannot be controlled. AWS Kinesis Data Firehose pushes metrics every 60 seconds, or when 1 MB of metrics is received (whichever comes first).

For API polling integrations, by default, the polling interval frequency is set to the maximum. You can change the polling frequency in the configuration settings.

You can also monitor polling intervals by viewing that data in New Relic:

  1. Go to one.newrelic.com > Infrastructure > AWS.
  2. Select Account status dashboard.

New Relic polling and CloudWatch data intervals

AWS integration

New Relic polling interval

Amazon CloudWatch data interval

ALB

5 minutes

1 minute

API Gateway

5 minutes

1 minute

Auto Scaling

5 minutes

1 minute

Billing

1 hour

4 hours

CloudFront

5 minutes

1 minute, with up to 1 minute delay because CloudFront sometimes reports partial data

CloudTrail

5 minutes

(CloudWatch does not monitor CloudTrail)

DynamoDB

5 minutes

1 or 5 minutes, depending on statistic

EBS

15 minutes

1 or 5 minutes, depending on volume type

EC2

5 minutes

1 or 5 minutes, depending on CloudWatch plan

ECS/ECR

5 minutes

1 minute

EFS

5 minutes

1 minute

Elastic Beanstalk

5 minutes

1 minute

ElastiCache

5 minutes

1 minute

Elasticsearch

5 minutes

1 minute

ELB

5 minutes

1 minute

EMR

5 minutes

5 minutes

Health

5 minutes

(CloudWatch does not monitor Health)

IAM

5 minutes

(CloudWatch does not monitor IAM)

IoT

5 minutes

1 minute

Kinesis Firehose

5 minutes

1 minute

Kinesis Streams

15 minutes

1 minute

Lambda

5 minutes

1 minute

RDS

5 minutes

1 minute for RDS instances

5 minutes for RDS clusters

Redshift

5 minutes

1 minute

Route53

5 minutes

1 minute

S3

1 hour for buckets

5 minutes for requests

24 hours for buckets

1 minute for requests

SES

5 minutes

1 minute

SNS

5 minutes

5 minutes

SQS

5 minutes

5 minutes

VPC

15 minutes

(CloudWatch does not monitor VPC)

X-Ray

5 minutes

(CloudWatch does not monitor X-Ray)

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