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Why can’t I use EU Frankfurt as region for my Amazon CloudWatch sensor?



My Amazon Cloud service instance runs in the new eu-central-1 region. Why can’t I select EU (Frankfurt) in the region settings of the Amazon CloudWatch sensor to monitor my AWS instances?

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Created on Oct 27, 2014 3:46:32 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

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News about Region EU (Frankfurt)

As of PRTG Network Monitor version 15.3.19, we replaced the old Amazon CloudWatch sensor with 7 new CloudWatch sensors, each one dedicated to one specific CloudWatch service:

These CloudWatch sensors not only include many other improvements, but also the region EU (Frankfurt).

Please update to PRTG Network Monitor version 15.3.19 to ensure you get the best and most reliable CloudWatch monitoring!

This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 14 or later

Note: The information in this section is deprecated!

Amazon CloudWatch Sensor: EU (Frankfurt) Is Available Soon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the availability of the new AWS EU (Frankfurt) infrastructure region on October 23, 2014. Currently, the Amazon CloudWatch sensor does not support monitoring your AWS instance if it runs in this new EU central region.

Of course, we will make the EU (Frankfurt) region available as soon as possible in the Amazon CloudWatch sensor settings so that you can monitor your AWS services also when they run in this region. However, there are several changes we need to make to the monitoring approach of the sensor to include AWS EU Frankfurt. These adjustments to the sensor workflow are unfortunately not trivial.

Because of this, we cannot implement the Frankfurt region setting immediately but we are working on it to provide this option soon. Please bear with us!

Created on Oct 27, 2014 3:48:11 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

Last change on Sep 14, 2015 1:44:35 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

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