TLDR: this is a quick note for myself on how to monitor AWS entities using Grafana.
#3Create a new user in AWS IAM
- go to IAM home
- create a new user (e.g. "grafana") with
- then, select
Attach policies directlyand select
- write down the keys
#3Add AWS data source to Grafana
- in Grafana admin panel go to
Add data source
Access & secret keysas the
- put the
Access Keyand the
Secret Keyyou made when creating the new user in the corresponding input fields
- select the default region
Now you can just go to Grafana AWS Cloudwatch dashboards reporistory, take dashboard config for the AWS entities you need to monitor, and import them as dashboards in your Grafana instance.