Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. Route 53 is used to do the following main functions in any combination: domain registration, DNS routing, and health checking.

Health Check

Amazon Route 53 health checks monitor the health and performance of your web applications, web servers, and other resources. Each health check that you create can monitor one of the following:

  • The health of a specified resource, such as a web server
  • The status of other health checks
  • The status of an Amazon CloudWatch alarm

Hosted Zone

A public hosted zone is a container that holds information about how you want to route traffic on the internet for a specific domain, such as, and its subdomains (, After a hosted zone is created, records are then created to specify how to route traffic for the domain and subdomains.


To set up the OpsRamp AWS integration and discover the AWS service, go to AWS Integration Discovery Profile and select Route53.


OpsRamp MetricMetric Display NameUnitAggregation TypeDescription
aws_route53_HealthCheckPercentageHealthyHealthCheckPercentageHealthyHealthCheckPercentageHealthyCountAVERAGEPercentage of Amazon Route 53 health checkers that consider the selected endpoint to be healthy.
aws_route53_HealthCheckStatusHealthCheckStatusHealthCheckStatusPercentAVERAGEIndicates the health status.
aws_route53_ChildHealthCheckHealthyCountChildHealthCheckHealthyCountChild Health Check Healthy CountCountAverageChild Health Check Healthy Count

Event support

CloudTrail event support

  • Supported
    • Route 53 (CreateHealthCheck, DeleteHealthCheck)
    • Hosted Zone (CreateHostedZone, DeleteHostedZone)
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

CloudWatch alarm support

  • Supported
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

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