Amazon AWS® CloudWatch is a service of Amazon Web Services that monitors applications and resources operated in the AWS® infrastructure in real time. 

JS7 can be integrated with CloudWatch to make log output of Controller, Agents and JOC Cockpit available from a single dashboard.

See the in-depth article JS7 - How to integrate with AWS CloudWatch.

Questions & Answers

  • Question: What’s the benefit for JS7 users of using CloudWatch?
  • Answer: The major functionality is to offer a central point of log analysis and to enable alarms for errors and warnings available from JS7 log files.

  • Question: What are CloudWatch capabilities to view logs?
  • Answer: The main advantage of using CloudWatch is that the user can access the entire infrastructure and all log data from a single dashboard.

  • Question: Does CloudWatch provide better search capabilities? What’s the usefulness of searching in logs?
  • Answer: CloudWatch allows to search in JS7 logs. It can raise alerts and notify users triggered by error messages and warnings identified from log files.

  • Question: How does CloudWatch integrate with JS7 log rotation? We find JS7 log files being compressed after each day.
  • Answer: CloudWatch integrates compressed log files in real-time. Log output is seamlessly available independently from JS7 log rotation.

  • Question: What about the many different JOC Cockpit log files? Can CloudWatch correlate a number of log files for example based on the same timestamps? 
  • Answer: Yes, multiple log files can be integrated and correlated with CloudWatch. For example, the joc.log file can contain an error message for a given point in time to which we find more details from the service-cluster.log file.

  • Question: Can a user view task logs and order logs?
  • Answer: No, it is not required, as task logs and order logs are monitored by JS7 and alerts are raised using JS7 - Notification..