MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.3.9 Manual

16.4 Monitoring Amazon RDS

This section describes how to monitor a MySQL instance in an cloud environment, such as the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).


It is recommended that you use MySQL 5.6, or later, on RDS. It is also possible to use MySQL 5.5, but you must disable backup and replicas before attempting to monitor it using MySQL Enterprise Service Manager. After the agent has connected, you can enable backup and replicas again.

Remote monitoring is used when monitoring on a cloud. You can use any MySQL Enterprise Monitor Agent to monitor MySQL instances remotely, including the bundled Agent that is automatically installed and started with the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager.

When configuring a MySQL instance to monitor from the MySQL Instances Dashboard, do the following:

Your MySQL instance is displayed on the MySQL Instances Dashboard.


MySQL Performance Schema is not enabled by default on Amazon RDS. If you intend to use Query Analyzer, you must enable Performance Schema by setting the performance_schema parameter to 1 in instance parameter group on the AWS console and restart the instance.