AWS OpsWorks Stacks helps manage applications and servers on AWS and on-premises.

With OpsWorks Stacks, you can:

  • Model your application as a stack with different layers, such as load balancing, database, and application server.
  • Deploy and configure Amazon EC2 instances in each layer or connect other resources such as Amazon RDS databases.
  • Set automatic scaling for your servers based on preset schedules or in response to changing traffic levels. It uses lifecycle hooks to orchestrate changes as your environment scales.
  • Run Chef recipes using Chef Solo to automate tasks such as installing packages and programming languages or frameworks, configuring software, and more.

External reference

AWS OpsWorks Stacks


To set up the AWS integration and discover the AWS service, go to AWS Integration Discovery Profile and select OpsWorks Stack.

Event support

CloudTrail event support

  • Not Supported

CloudWatch alarm support

  • Supported
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

Supported metrics

OpsRamp MetricMetric Display NameUnitAggregation Type

Percentage of time that the CPU is idle.
CPU IdleNoneAverage

Percentage of time that the CPU is handling processes with a positive nice value, which have a lower scheduling priority.
CPU NiceNoneAverage

As AWS allocates hypervisor CPU resources among increasing numbers of instances, virtualization load rises which can affect how often the hypervisor does the requested work on an instance. cpu_steal measures percentage of time that an instance is waiting for the hypervisor to allocate physical CPU resources.
CPU StealNoneAverage

Percentage of time that the CPU is handling system operations.
CPU SystemNoneAverage

Percentage of time that the CPU is handling user operations.
CPU UserNoneAverage

Percentage of time that the CPU is waiting for input/output operations.
CPU Wait IONoneAverage

Amount of buffered memory.
Memory BuffersNoneAverage

Amount of cached memory.
Memory CachedNoneAverage

Amount of free memory.
Memory FreeNoneAverage

Amount of swap space.
Memory SwapNoneAverage

Total amount of memory.
Memory TotalNoneSum

Amount of memory in use.
Memory UsedNoneAverage

Load averaged over a one-minute window.
Load Over 1minNoneAverage

Load averaged over a five-minute window.
Load Over 5minNoneAverage

Load averaged over a 15-minute window.
Load Over 15minNoneAverage

Number of active processes.
Number Of Active ProcessesNoneSum