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Overview

This integration collects metrics from AWS Direct Connect (e.g. Connection state, bit rate ingress and egress, packet rate ingress and egress, and more).

Setup

Installation

If you haven’t already, set up the Amazon Web Services integration first.

Configuration

  1. In the AWS integration tile, ensure that DirectConnect is checked under metric collection.

  2. Add those permissions to your Datadog IAM policy in order to collect Amazon Direct Connect metrics:

    • directconnect:DescribeConnections: Used to list available Direct Connect connections.
    • directconnect:DescribeTags: Used to gather custom tags applied to Direct Connect connections.

    For more information on Direct Connect policies, review the documentation on the AWS website.

  3. Install the Datadog - AWS Direct Connect integration.

Data Collected

Metrics

aws.dx.connection_state
(gauge)
The state of the connection. 0 indicates DOWN and 1 indicates UP.
aws.dx.connection_bps_egress
(rate)
The bit rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection.
shown as bit
aws.dx.connection_bps_ingress
(rate)
The bit rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection.
shown as bit
aws.dx.connection_pps_egress
(rate)
The packet rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection.
shown as packet
aws.dx.connection_pps_ingress
(rate)
The packet rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection.
shown as packet
aws.dx.connection_crcerror_count
(count)
The number of times cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors are observed for the data received at the connection.
shown as error
aws.dx.connection_light_level_tx
(gauge)
Indicates the health of the fiber connection for egress (outbound) traffic from the AWS side of the connection.
aws.dx.connection_light_level_rx
(gauge)
Indicates the health of the fiber connection for ingress (inbound) traffic to the AWS side of the connection.

Each of the metrics retrieved from AWS will be assigned the same tags that appear in the AWS console, including but not limited to host name, security-groups, and more.

Events

The AWS Direct Connect integration does not include any event at this time.

Service Checks

The AWS Direct Connect integration does not include any service check at this time.

Troubleshooting

Need help? Contact Datadog Support.