September 14, 2020 / Nirav Shah
VPC Flow Logs is a feature that enables you to capture information about the IP traffic going to and from network interfaces within your VPC. Flow log data is then stored using Amazon CloudWatch Logs. And after you’ve created a flow log, you can view and retrieve its log data in Amazon CloudWatch.
How to create flow log?
Sign in to your AWS account.
Go to the VPC section and click on “Action” and create flow log.
There are two types of destination
For the “Destination log group” you have to create a cloud watch log. If you don’t know how to create a cloud watch log, this Visit Amazon Cloudwatch Logs Guidelines will help you.
Now if you click on “Send to an S3 bucket” you will see a screen as shown below.
If you have already created a bucket, then add the bucket ARN in the above section. After filling up information in all the above fields, just click on “create” button.
It can take around 10 minutes to add a log on the s3 bucket.
So that’s it for today’s blog please go to your s3 bucket and check the logs.
Also Read : VPC Endpoints with S3
1. How do I collect VPC flow logs?
2. Are CloudWatch logs stored in S3?
3. how to enable vpc flow logs in aws
As a Director of Eternal Web Private Ltd an AWS consulting partner company, Nirav is responsible for its operations. AWS, cloud-computing and digital transformation are some of his favorite topics to talk about. His key focus is to help enterprises adopt technology, to solve their business problem with the right cloud solutions.
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