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Route 53 Hosted Zone

Route 53's Hosted Zone gives you a clear advantage over other DNS providers with the ability to use Alias records and creating a hosted zone with Amazon VPC. By integrating Site24x7 with the Route 53 Public Hosted Zone, you can effectively visualize and manage how traffic is routed.

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 Hosted Zone checkbox is selected in the Services to be discovered field.  Learn more.

Query Logging:

Metrics for Hosted Zone in Site24x7 is captured by enabling the Query Logging. This when enabled, will send the information on the queries received by the records in Route 53 for that hosted zone to the CloudWatch log group . Site24x7 then retrieves this log information to gather the metrics. 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.

  • "route53:ListTagsForResources",
  • "route53:GetHealthCheckLastFailureReason",
  • "route53:GetHealthCheckStatus",
  • "route53:GetHostedZone",
  • "route53:ListHostedZones",
  • "route53:ListResourceRecordSets",
  • "route53:ListGeoLocations",
  • "route53:GetTrafficPolicyInstance",
  • "route53:GetTrafficPolicy",
  • "route53:ListTagsForResource",
  • "route53:ListQueryLoggingConfigs",
  • "route53domains:ListDomains",
  • "route53domains:GetDomainDetail",
  • "logs:DescribeLogStreams",
  • "logs:GetLogEvents"

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
Total Request Count The total number of requests received by your domain. Request Sum 

 

Attribute Description Data type Statistic
No.of NOERROR DNS Response The number of DNS queries completed successfully. Query Sum
No.of FORMERR DNS Response Number of DNS Query Format Error Query Sum
No.of SERVFAIL DNS Response The number of times the server failed to complete the DNS request Query Sum
No.of NXDOMAIN DNS Response The number of responses that return Domain name does not exist. Query Sum
No.of NOTIMP DNS Response Count of the number of times DNS failed because the function was not implemented. Query Sum
No.of REFUSED DNS Response Number of times the server refused to answer for the query. Query Sum
No.of YXDOMAIN DNS Response The count of the number of times the response returned invalid domain Query Sum
No.of XRRSET DNS Response Count of the number of times the response returned invalid RRset Query Sum
No.of NOTAUTH DNS Response Number of times the Server was not authoritative for the zone. Query Sum
No.of NOTZONE DNS Response Number of times the response returned Name not in zone. Query Sum

 

Attribute Description Data type Statistic
No.of A Type Queries The number of queries received for A type record. Query Sum
No.of AAAA Type Queries The number of queries received for AAAA type record. Query Sum
No.of CAA Type Queries The number of queries received for CAA type record. Query Sum
No.of CNAME Type Queries The number of queries received for CNAME records. Query Sum
No.of MX Type Queries The number of queries received for MX type records. Query Sum
No.of NAPTR Type Queries The number of queries received for NAPTR type record. Query Sum
No.of NS Type Queries The number of queries received for NS type record. Query Sum
No.of PTR Type Queries The number of queries received for PTR type record. Query Sum
No.of SOA Type Queries The number of queries received for SOA type record. Query Sum
No.of SPF Type Queries The number of queries received for SPF type record. Query Sum
No.of SRV Type Queries The number of queries received for SRV type record. Query Sum
No.of TXT Type Queries The number of queries received for TXT type record. Query Sum

Route 53 Hosted Zone monitoring UI pages

Summary

An overview of the DNS queries and the total request count displayed as time series charts.

Record Sets

When a Hosted Zone is created, the SOA and NS records will be added automatically and also displayed in the Site24x7 web console. Any additional record set created, will be listed along with their name and value.

Logs

Log entries for every query received by the Records in that Hosted Zone is captured here. The same is sent to the CloudWatch log group as well.

Configuration

Configuration details of the Public Hosted Zone including Zone ID, Domain name, Query logging status and the number of record sets associated with the Hosted Zone.

Add a threshold profile for your Hosted Zone monitor. Learn more.
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