CloudFront

Overview

Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to your viewers with low latency and high transfer speeds.

Setup

Installation

If you haven’t already, first set up the AWS CloudWatch integration. No additional steps are needed for installation.

Configuration

On the AWS CloudWatch integration page, ensure that the CloudFront service is selected for metric collection.

Metrics

Name Description
Requests

The number of requests for all HTTP methods and for both HTTP
and HTTPS requests.
BytesDownloaded

The number of bytes downloaded by viewers for GET, HEAD,
and OPTIONS requests.
BytesUploaded
The number of bytes uploaded to your origin with CloudFront using
POST and PUT requests.
TotalErrorRate
(percent)
The percentage of all requests for which the HTTP status code is
4xx or 5xx.
4xxErrorRate
(percent)
The percentage of all requests for which the HTTP status code is
4xx.
5xxErrorRate
(percent)
The percentage of all requests for which the HTTP status code is
5xx.

Available Tags

Name Description
awsaccount AWS account associated with the metrics
distributionid ID of the CloudFront distribution