These are the metrics that you want to monitor in order to assure that you RDS is in running according to the standards for the Well Architected Framework.
Amazon Relational Database Service is a distributed relational database service by Amazon Web Services. It is a web service running “in the cloud” designed to simplify the setup, operation, and scaling of a relational database for use in applications.
The other day I had to migrate a couple of databases from an EC2 MySQL instance to RDS. I couldn’t find a decent example of how to do this so I wrote this up.
Some of you might ask why do you want to do this? You get more control with EC2 than RDS. The reality is the EC2 instance ran out of RAM, and I didn’t want to build out a new box.