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AWS Services Licensing

In the Explore tab or Dashboards of Sysdig Monitor, the number of metrics displayed for each AWS service is limited by the number of agent licenses purchased and/or used, by region.

The license count:

  • Includes Reserved agents plus On-Demand agents (even if not in use).

  • Is used to determine how many AWS resources are displayed for each service in each region.

  • Is not transferable between different AWS services.

See also How Does Licensing Work.

AWS Service Type Priorities and Limits

For each AWS service type, services are displayed in the following priority:

  • EC2: Pick instances with agents installed, then instances belonging to ECS, instance is launched before another, alphabetically by instance ID, up to license count.

  • RDS: Pick by creation time, oldest instances first, up to license count.

  • ELB: Pick by number of balanced instances (larger ELBs 1st), then by creation time, oldest first, up to license count.

  • ElastiCache: Sort by name and display up to license count items.

  • SQS: Sort queues by name and pick up to license count number of queues to fetch. Data is shown only for queues that are reporting metrics.

  • DynamoDB: Sort by name and display up to license count items.

  • ALB: Sort by name and display up to license count items.

For more information on AWS metrics, see AWS in the Metrics Dictionary.

Sample Use Case

Suppose you have 200 AWS instances, have purchased 100 Sysdig agent licenses, and have actually installed 50 agents.

The following limits would apply to your views of AWS services, per region:

  • EC2: The 50 instances with agents installed would be shown first, then 50 more instances, first from EC2, then from ECS, then per uptime.

  • RDS: 100 RDS listings would be shown, oldest first.

  • ELB: 100 ELBs would be shown (largest first), then by creation time, oldest first.

  • ElastiCache: 100 ElastiCache objects would be shown, alphabetically by name.

  • SQS: 100 SQS queues that are reporting metrics would be shown.

  • DynamoDB: 100 DynamoDBs would be shown, alphabetically by name.

  • ALB: 100 ALBs would be shown, alphabetically by name.

To increase the limit of items in the AWS Services views, contact Sysdig Sales to enable additional resources depending on your license agreement. See also Subscription: Change Number of Licensed Agents.