CloudWatch Agent vs SSM Agent vs Custom Daemon Scripts


CloudWatch Agent SSM Agent (AWS Systems Manager) Custom Daemon Scripts CloudWatch agent allows you to collect more system-level metrics from your EC2 and on-premises servers than just the standard CloudWatch metrics. It also enables you to retrieve custom metrics from your applications or services using the StatsD and collectd protocols. StatsD is supported on both Linux servers and servers running Windows Server. collectd is supported only on Linux servers. You can use CloudWatch agent to collect logs from your servers and send them to CloudWatch Logs. Metrics collected by the CloudWatch agent are billed as custom metrics. You can install [...]