AWS Config supports Amazon CloudWatch metrics
Today, we are announcing the availability of Amazon CloudWatch metrics for usage monitoring on AWS Config. AWS Config tracks changes made to supported resources and records them as configuration items (CIs), which are then delivered to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket. Amazon CloudWatch metrics is a monitoring service which provides data about the usage of your systems, including the ability to search, graph, and build alarms on metrics about AWS resources. With this release, you can now use Amazon CloudWatch metrics to verify your setup and understand your usage of AWS Config. To help you gain insight into your cloud environment, AWS Config now captures several usage metrics relating to your resources, such as the number of CIs recorded by resource type, the number of failed configuration history exports to your Amazon S3 buckets, and the number of times AWS Config recording received permissions errors from AWS Identity Access and Management (IAM). With these metrics, you can identify which resource types generated the most changes in your account and verify that your configuration recording is set up correctly. To visualize these metrics, Amazon CloudWatch dashboards are now available by default in the AWS Config console. They are also viewable in the Amazon CloudWatch metrics console, where you can set up Amazon CloudWatch alarms. To get started, you can navigate to the Dashboard page in the AWS Config console and begin viewing these metrics at no additional cost. You can also access these metrics through the AWS CLI and SDK. AWS Config support for Amazon CloudWatch metrics is now available to customers in all commercial [AWS Regions](/about-aws/global-infrastructure/regional-product-services/), excluding the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more about this feature and see a complete list of available metrics, see our [documentation](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/config/latest/developerguide/viewing-the-aws-config-dashboard.html). To learn more about AWS Config, see our product [page](/config/).