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How much does Amazon charge for using the CloudWatch API?



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I have activated CloudWatch metrics in the AWS console at Amazon. How much does it cost to run Amazon Cloud Watch sensors against my instance?

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Created on Jun 19, 2012 9:08:17 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 6, 2019 11:20:32 AM by  Maike Behnsen [Paessler Support]

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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 19 or later

Costs for Running CloudWatch Sensors

If you create Amazon CloudWatch sensors in PRTG, each sensor sends Amazon CloudWatch API Requests with each scanning interval. Depending on the service you are monitoring with the sensor, PRTG will send about 10 to 30 requests per scanning interval to Amazon.

Amazon charges a small amount of money for those requests. For current price information, visit and search for the Pricing section.


How do I define access rights for Amazon CloudWatch queries?

Created on Jun 19, 2012 9:16:07 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 17, 2019 12:31:17 PM by  Maike Behnsen [Paessler Support]

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