Performance metrics of AWS Direct Connect

Chart visualizing the packet rate at the virtual interface of AWS Direct Connect

Bits Activity

View the bit or packet activity at the virtual interface of the dedicated physical network connection between your on-premises network and the business data center in the AWS cloud. Receive notifications when inbound or outbound bit or packet traffic exceeds a threshold.

Line chart visualizing egress/ingress network traffic in AWS direct connect.

Data transfer

Should you scale up your connection? Or configure multiple connections to increase capacity? Track the amount of data sent and received in terms of bits and packets, and compare data against provisioned bandwidth to make informed decisions.

Line chart visualizing optical power for fiber optic cable in AWS direct connect.

Optical power

With improved data retention, you can see how the signal strength of your 10Gbps fiber optic transceiver is changing over time. Set up thresholds and receive alerts when the transmit or receive power values drop below the expected range.

Line chart visualizing Cyclic Redundancy Check(CRC) failures in AWS direct connect.

CRC errors

Excessive noise or collisions could easily lead to Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) errors. Monitor the CRC error count to quickly identify layer 1 physical connectivity issues like damaged fiber strands or faulty ports.

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