CloudCheckr’s Change Monitoring report allows you to track the day-to-day changes that occur within your AWS account. We will take a daily snapshot of your AWS deployment and compare that against the previous day. If anything has been added, deleted, or modified, you will be made aware.
This report can also be delivered as a daily email, so you’ll always know when changes are made to your EC2 instances, AMIs, EBS volumes, ELBs, EIPs, IAM users or groups, etc. For a complete list of the items in Amazon Web Services that CloudCheckr currently monitors for see our Change Monitoring Inventory list.
Using the Report
By default, the report will show you the daily changes in your account over the past seven days. You are able to display results by selecting a custom date range. You can also search for specific AWS resources by their resource ID.
The results in the report are organized by color.
- Green – newly added resources.
- Red – deleted resources.
- Yellow – resources which have been modified.
You can view the specifics for any changes detected in the report simply by clicking on the item. The change will expand, and its details will be shown. You will see the resource that has been added/deleted/modified, the region where the resource is located (when applicable), and any further details. If you would like further information about any resource, simply click on its resource ID and you will be redirected to a corresponding CloudCheckr details report.
If, for any reason, you don’t want a change to display within your report, they can be ignored. To the far right of each detected change you will see an ‘X’. If you click that ‘X’, that type of change will be immediately hidden from your report. It will also be hidden from all future reports as well as from your Change Monitoring Emails.
Note: This is on the change level. So if you choose to ignore Spot Instance Requests Added, any time a Spot Request is made within your AWS account you will not see that within your Change Monitoring report or emails.
You can also choose to view your ignored items at any time by selecting the Show Ignores checkbox at the top of the report and clicking the Filter button. Anything that has previously been ignored can also be restored to the main report and emails through this menu.