Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Aurora Cluster metrics

An Amazon Aurora Cluster consists of one or more Aurora Instances and a cluster volume that manages the data for those instances. Ensure your cloud platform is configured in SolarWinds Observability to collect this service's data. See Add an AWS cloud account. CloudWatch metrics must also be enabled for this service in the AWS Console for the metric data to be available.

Many of the collected metrics from AWS Aurora Cluster entities are displayed as widgets in SolarWinds Observability explorers; additional metrics may be collected and available in the Metrics Explorer. You can also create an alert for when an entity's metric value moves out of a specific range. See Entities in SolarWinds Observability for information about entity types in SolarWinds Observability.

The following table lists some of the metrics collected for these entities. To see the AWS Aurora Cluster metrics in the Metrics Explorer, type AWS.RDS in the search box.

Metric Units Description
sw.metrics.healthscore Percent (%)

Health score. A health score provides real-time insight into the overall health and performance of your monitored entities. The health score is calculated based on anomalies detected for the entity, alerts triggered for the entity's metrics, and the status of the entity. The health score is displayed as a single numerical value that ranges from a Good (70-100) to Moderate (40-69) to Bad (0-39) distinction.

To view the health score for AWS Aurora Cluster entities in the Metrics Explorer, filter the sw.metrics.healthscore metric by entity_types and select awsauroracluster.


AuroraGlobalDBReplicationLag. The total amount of lag when replicating updates from the primary AWS region.


AuroraVolumeBytesLeftTotal. The total available space for the cluster volume.


BacktrackChangeRecordsCreationRate. The total number of backtrack change records created over five minutes for the DB cluster.


BacktrackChangeRecordsCreationStored. The total number of backtrack change records used by the DB cluster.


ServerlessDatabaseCapacity. The total current capacity of an Aurora Serverless DB cluster.


SnapshotStorageUsed. The total amount of backup storage consumed by all Aurora snapshots for an Aurora DB cluster outside its backup retention window.


VolumeBytesUsed. The total amount of storage used by the Aurora DB instance.


VolumeReadIOPs. The total number of billed read I/O operations from a cluster volume within a five-minute interval.


VolumeWriteIOPs. The total number of write disk I/O operations to the cluster volume, reported at five-minute intervals.