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Route 53 Resolver

Route 53 Resolver is AWS' solution to enterprises who are looking to use an existing DNS configuration in a hybrid network by bridging the data center and public cloud. With this integration, Site24x7 let's you stay aware and track your inbound and outbound query volume. 

Setup and configuration

  • If you haven't done it already, enable access to your AWS resource by creating Site24x7 as an IAM user or by creating a cross-account IAM role between your account and Site24x7's AWS account.Learn more.
  • Next, In the Integrate AWS Account page, please make sure the Route 53 Resolver checkbox is selected in the Services to be discovered field. Learn more.

Policies and permissions

Please make sure the following read level actions are present in the IAM policy assigned to Site24x7 entity. Learn more.

  • "route53resolver:ListResolverEndpointIpAddresses",
  • "route53resolver:ListResolverRules",
  • "route53resolver:GetResolverRule",
  • "route53resolver:ListResolverRuleAssociations",
  • "route53resolver:ListResolverEndpoints"

The IAM ReadOnlyAccess role will not have the necessary permissions for Route53 Resolver by default.In this case, you might have to create a new role and attach the permission as described below:

  • Open the AWS management console.
  • From the Services drop down, choose IAM.
  • Navigate to Policy and click Create Policy.
  • Choose Route53 Resolver as the service and enable the List and Read permissions under Actions.
  • Review the policy document and click Create Policy.

Polling frequency

Site24x7 queries the AWS service level APIs and CloudWatch APIs as per the poll frequency set (1 minute to a day), to collect performance metrics. Learn more.

Supported Metrics

Attribute Description Data type Statistic
Inbound Query Volume The number of DNS queries forwarded from your network to your VPCs. Count Sum
Outbound Query Volume The number of DNS queries forwarded from your VPCs to your network Count Sum


Estimate future values of the following performance metrics and make informed decisions about adding capacity or scaling your AWS infrastructure.

  • Inbound Query Volume
  • Outbound Query Volume

Route 53 Resolver monitoring UI pages


This tab gives you the details of the total query volume handled by the Route 53 Resolver. 

Resolver Endpoints

Individual query volumes of the inbound and outbound traffic handled by the Resolver is displayed. This helps you understand the queries handled by the resolver in a regional VPC. You can also view the details of the inbound and outbound endpoints and its status.


View the details of the rule type created to forward DNS queries that originate in your VPC to your network and the Endpoint ID associated with it.


Add a threshold profile for your Route 53 Resolver monitor. Learn more.

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