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Amazon Shield

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Overview

Amazon provides Shield Standard and Shield Advanced for protection against DDoS attacks.

Enable this integration to see all your Shield metrics in Datadog.

Setup

Installation

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

Metric collection

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

  2. Install the Datadog - Amazon Shield integration.

Log collection

Enable logging

Configure Amazon Shield to send logs either to a S3 bucket or to Cloudwatch.

Note: If you log to a S3 bucket, make sure that amazon_shield is set as Target prefix.

Send logs to Datadog

  1. If you haven’t already, set up the Datadog log collection AWS Lambda function.
  2. Once the lambda function is installed, manually add a trigger on the S3 bucket or Cloudwatch log group that contains your Amazon Shield logs in the AWS console:

Data Collected

Metrics

aws.ddosprotection.ddo_sdetected
(count)
Indicates a DDoS event for a particular Amazon Resource Name (ARN).
aws.ddosprotection.ddo_sattack_bits_per_second
(gauge)
The number of bytes observed during a DDoS event for a particular Amazon Resource Name (ARN).
Shown as byte
aws.ddosprotection.ddo_sattack_requests_per_second
(gauge)
The number of requests observed during a DDoS event for a particular Amazon Resource Name (ARN).
Shown as request
aws.ddosprotection.ddo_sattack_packets_per_second
(gauge)
The number of packets observed during a DDoS event for a particular Amazon Resource Name (ARN).
Shown as packet

Events

The Amazon Shield integration does not include any events.

Service Checks

The Amazon Shield integration does not include any service checks.

Troubleshooting

Need help? Contact Datadog support.