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Monitor Aurora Database


Amazon Aurora is a cloud-native relational database engine and it is compatible with both MySQL and PostgreSQL. The metrics of Aurora DB are gathered by sfPoller and displayed within the dashboard of SnappyFlow.


To collect metrics of Aurora DB, it is necessary to have an IAM Role with CloudWatch access and sfpoller set up within your AWS environment.

Click here to learn more about setting up sfpoller in your AWS environment.

Create a Policy to Access CloudWatch
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the IAM console at

  2. Follow the below steps to create a policy in the IAM console.

    • Navigate to Access Management > Policies

    • In the Policies window, click the Create policy button

    • In the Create policy window, go to the JSON tab

    • Copy and paste the below-mentioned JSON code into the policy editor

      "Version": "2012-10-17",
      "Statement": [
      "Sid": "VisualEditor0",
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": [
  • Click the Next: Tags > Next: Review button

  • In the Review policy window, give the Name: CloudWatchReadOnlyAccess and Description (Optional) for the policy and review the list of permissions.

  • Click the Create policy button

  1. Attach the CloudWatchReadOnlyAccess policy to a dedicated IAM Role for read-only access.

Collect Metrics and Logs

Start collecting metrics and logs from Aurora-PostgreSQL and Aurora-MySQL.