AWS RDS Policies

Policy names are prefixed with AWS RDS –

Policy name Duration Condition 1 (and) Condition 2 (and) Condition 3 Cat. Description
Elevated RDS CPU Activity (Normal Network Activity) 30 min metricly.aws.rds.cpuutilization has an upper baseline deviation + an upper contextual deviation + a static threshold > 20 metricly.aws.rds.networkreceivethroughput does not have an upper baseline deviation + does not have a upper contextual deviation metricly.aws.rds.networktransmitthroughput does not have a upper baseline deviation + does not have a upper contextual deviation INFO Increases in CPU activity are not uncommon when there is a rise in network activity. Increased traffic to a server means more work for that server to do. This policy is designed to catch cases where CPU activity is higher than than normal, and said behavior cannot be explained by a corresponding increase in network traffic. It may or may not represent a problem, but it is useful to know about.
Elevated RDS Network Activity 30 min metricly.aws.rds.networkreceivethroughputhas an upper baseline deviation + an upper contextual deviation metricly.aws.rds.networktransmitthroughputhas an upper baseline deviation + an upper contextual deviation INFO Indicates an increase in network activity above what is considered to benormal.
Elevated RDS Disk Activity 30 min metricly.aws.rds.readiops has an upper baseline deviation + an upper contextual deviation metricly.aws.rds.writeiops has an upper baseline deviation + an upper contextual deviation INFO Indicates an increase in disk activity above what is considered to be normal.
Elevated RDS Latency 30 min metricly.aws.rds.readlatency has an upper baseline deviation + an upper contextual deviation metricly.aws.rds.writelatency has an upper baseline deviation + an upper contextual deviation metricly.aws.rds.totalthroughput has a static threshold ≥ 1,000 CRITICAL This policy will generate a Critical event when both read and write latency is higher than normal for half an hour or longer. Note that there must also be a minimum number of requests for this policy to trigger; this is because with too few requests, the average can tend to be skewed by outliers. The default request threshold is 1,000; you may wish to tune this for your environment.
AWS RDS – Elevated Number of Connections 15 min metricly.aws.rds.databaseconnections has an upper baseline deviation + an upper contextual deviation WARNING The number of database connections open on the RDS instance is higher than expected.
AWS RDS – Elevated Read IOPS 15 min metricly.aws.rds.readiops has an upper baseline deviation + an upper contextual deviation WARNING Read activity on the RDS instance is greater than expected.
AWS RDS – Elevated Write IOPS 15 min metricly.aws.rds.writeops has an upper baseline deviation + an upper contextual deviation WARNING Write activity on the RDS instance is greater than expected.