Understand Cloud Metrics UI

Cloud Accounts UI provides an at-a-glance summary of AWS accounts connected to your Sysdig Monitor environment and lists the type of accounts and the status of metrics ingestion, shows namespaces, and launches dashboards corresponding to the AWS services for health and performance evaluation. You can also add or remove AWS accounts from the Cloud Accounts page.

Access Cloud Metrics UI

  1. Log in to Sysdig Monitor as an administrator.

  2. In the management section of the left-hand sidebar, select Integration > Cloud Metrics.

    The Cloud Metrics page is displayed.

View Account Details

You can view the following details:

  • Platform: The list of supported Cloud Account. Currently only AWS is supported.
  • Account ID: Your AWS account ID.
  • Type: Type indicates the method you have used to configure the AWS account connection. The supported types are Role Delegation and Access Key.
  • CloudWatch Integration Type: This is the integration method you have chosen to connect to an AWS account. The supported integrations are CloudWatch API and CloudWatch Metric Streams.
  • Status: The statuses associated to metric stream creation as well as accounts. For more information, see Connection Status.

For a given account, you can view enabled services and namespaces, as well as a list of dashboards that you can launch to view health and operational details.

  1. On the Cloud Metrics page, click the desired AWS account. The slider appear on screen listing the namespaces and associated dashboards.

  2. Click a desired dashboard to open the dashboard page to view the performance and health of the service.

Disable CloudWatch Metric Streams

To stop ingesting AWS CloudWatch Metric Streams into Sysdig, you have to stop the stream on the AWS Console by disabling Sysdig as a Kinesis Firehose HTTP endpoint. If you do not disable Metric Streams from pushing metrics into Sysdig via the Kinesis Firehose HTTP endpoint, you will continue to ingest and store the metrics within Sysdig, which in turn will increase your time series consumption cost.


If metric streaming was set up using the Sysdig’s or your own CloudFormation template, delete the stack that you have created during the setup.

AWS Console

Delete the following:

  1. CloudWatch Metric Streams connected to Sysdig.
  2. The Kinesis Data Firehose delivery stream that forwards metrics to Sysdig.
  3. The backup S3 bucket linked to the Firehose.
  4. The IAM roles associated with the stream and all the resources that were created while setting up the stream.

For information on disabling AWS CloudWatch Streams, see Using Metric Streams.

Connection Status

The statuses associated to metric stream creation in a region are:

  • Configuring: The CloudFormation stack is being created at the moment.
  • Configured: The account credentials are correct but no data has been loaded. This status is applicable only to the API integration type.
  • Reporting metrics: Stack is created, metric stream is in running state, and no files are found with data in S3 backup storage. It appears either everything is working as expected, or at least one resource is loaded for the API integration type.
  • Needs attention: Something went wrong. Either metric stream is stopped, or it cannot send data to endpoint, or somebody deleted metric stream from the stack.
  • Error: An error occurred while checking the metric stream status.

The statuses for account linkage are given below. They are related to the background jobs that are actually connect to the AWS and either grab metrics in case of API integrations or check stream status in case of stream integration.

  • Configured: The very first status set right after cloud integration is created and background jobs are executed.
  • Loading: Background refresh job was scheduled
  • Done: Background loading job successfully finished for the cloud integration
  • Error: An error occurred during background refresh job execution.