AWS Config Rule: EC2 Instance Detailed Monitoring Enabled


Fernando Honig

Last Update 8 months ago

Description: Checks if detailed monitoring is enabled for EC2 instances. The rule is NON_COMPLIANT if detailed monitoring is not enabled.

Trigger type: Configuration changes

AWS Region: All supported AWS regions

How to Resolve Manually

To resolve this manually and enable detailed monitoring for an existing instance:

  1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Instances.
  3. Select the instance and choose Actions, Monitoring, Manage detailed monitoring.
  4. On the Detailed monitoring detail page, for Detailed monitoring, select the Enable check box.
  5. Choose Save.

To enable detailed monitoring when launching an instance:

  1. When launching an instance using the AWS Management Console, select the Monitoring check box on the Configure Instance Details page.

How to Resolve with StackZone

You can resolve with StackZone by enabling the EC2 Instance Detailed Monitoring Remediation.

Go to Provisioning -> Baseline Services -> AWS Config Rules Regional -> Amazon EC2  and enable EC2 Instance Detailed Monitoring Enabled Remediation

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