AWS Route 53 provides DNS and traffic management along with availability and performance monitoring through health checks. You can view the health check information in Datadog to provide context around other metrics and events in your environments. Here’s an example dashboard of Route 53’s health check status graph:
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Configure Amazon Route 53 to log information about the queries that Route 53 receives, such as the following:
The domain or subdomain that was requested
The date and time of the request
The DNS record type (such as A or AAAA)
The Route 53 edge location that responded to the DNS query
The DNS response code, such as NoError or ServFail
Resolver Query logs for you VPC
Enable Route53 DNS query logging
Go to your Route 53 AWS console and select the hosted zone you want to configure log for. Click on the radio button and select “configure query logging”.
Then select the CloudWatch log group or create a new one you want to send the logs to. Make sure “route53” is included in the log group name.
Enable Route53 resolver query logging
Select Query Logging under Resolver in Route 53 settings pane.
Click on Configure Query Logging and follow the steps to define the VPCs that you want to log resolver queries for, select the CloudWatch log group you want to send them to, and optionally define tags. Make sure “route53” is included in the log group name.