Direct Connect

Overview

AWS Direct Connect links your internal network to an AWS Direct Connect location over a standard Ethernet fiber-optic cable.

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 Direct Connect service is selected for metric collection.

Metrics

Name Description
ConnectionState The state of the connection. 0 indicates DOWN and 1 indicates UP
ConnectionBpsEgress The bit rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection
ConnectionBpsIngress The bit rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection
ConnectionPpsEgress The packet rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection
ConnectionPpsIngress The packet rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection
ConnectionCRCErrorCount The number of times cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors are observed for the data received at the connection
ConnectionLightLevelTx Indicates the health of the fiber connection for egress (outbound) traffic from the AWS side of the connection
ConnectionLightLevelRx Indicates the health of the fiber connection for ingress (inbound) traffic to the AWS side of the connection

Available Tags

Name Description
connectionid This dimension filters the data by the AWS Direct Connect connection
awsaccount AWS account associated with the metrics