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Seeing Real-Time Users on IIS WebServers

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Last Modified: 2020-05-11
I have two Windows Server 2016 EC2 instances that are publicly accessible, as I am serving websites using IIS.

I use three Application Load-Balancers that I use to split traffic between the two servers.

What is the best method to show me a real-time data of users currently on a webserver?

I don't necessarily need to know the site they are connecting to, just the number of active connections on each server. Is there a method to do this in either Windows or AWS? I'd prefer to use CloudWatch to show this data since I can connect an SNS notification to it.

Thanks for your help!
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Pete LongTechnical Architect
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won't
appcmd list requests
do what you want?

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Aaron TomoskyDirector, SD-WAN Solutions
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for quick and dirty perfmon can show you
Current Anonymous Users, Current Non-Anonymous Users, Current Connections and other things.

Cloudwatch as far as I know wants to look at logs, then you can configure summaries and alerts on anything, not sure if there is an easy button, but here are the instructions from AWS.
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/mt/automate-iis-and-httperr-logs-to-amazon-cloudwatch-using-ec2-systems-manager/
TessandoIT Administrator

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Thanks all... This is REALLY close. Ideally, CloudWatch would be the go-to solution for AWS, since it's chapter-and-verse for their infrastructure.
TessandoIT Administrator

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I was able to create a dashboard in CloudWatch for this feeding Perfmon logs directly to CW. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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I was able to create a dashboard in CloudWatch for this feeding Perfmon logs directly to CW. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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