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Elasticsearch monitoring scripts for CloudWatch

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Elasticsearch monitoring scripts for CloudWatch.

### NOTE: This is just a template from which to make your own scripts. ###
Do not attempt to download and run. You will need to modify the scripts to
fit your own needs.


- Python >= 2.6
- Boto >= 2.33.0
- Boto3 >= 1.2.2
- Elasticsearch >= 2.1.0


Optionally create a virtual environment and activate it. Then just run
`pip install elasticsearchcloudwatch`. This will install the scripts in /usr/local/bin folder.

For script usage, run: --help --help

Edit the /etc/elasticsearchcloudwatch/escw.config file and and put the appropriate parameters.

To perform a simple test run without posting data to Amazon CloudWatch

* * * * * /usr/bin/ --query WebRequest_Test --verbose

To post the data to Amazon CloudWatch

* * * * * /usr/bin/ --query WebRequest_Test --from-cron --verbose


To allow an EC2 instance to read and post metric data to Amazon CloudWatch,
this IAM policy is required:

"Statement": [
"Action": [
"Effect": "Allow",
"Resource": "*"

If the policy is configured via an IAM role that is assigned to the EC2
server this script runs on, you're done.

Otherwise you can configure the policy for a user account and export
the credentials before running the script:

export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=[Your AWS Access Key ID]
export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=[Your AWS Secret Access Key]

Third option is to create a _~/.boto_ file with this content:

aws_access_key_id = Your AWS Access Key ID
aws_secret_access_key = Your AWS Secret Access Key


Copyright 2015 Will Rubel

Based on Python-Version of CloudWatch Monitoring Scripts for Linux -
Copyright 2015 Oliver Siegmar. All Rights Reserved.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

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