Posted On: Jun 26, 2023

Amazon Transfer Family now delivers logs in a structured JSON format across all resources – including servers, connectors, and workflows – and all protocols – including SFTP, FTPS, FTP, and AS2. The new format allows you to easily parse and query your logs using CloudWatch Log Insights, which automatically discovers JSON formatted fields. You’ll also benefit from improved monitoring with support for CloudWatch Contributor Insights, which requires a structured log format to track top users, total number of unique users, and their ongoing usage.

In addition to the new log format, you’re now able to combine log streams from multiple Amazon Transfer Family servers into a single CloudWatch log group of your choosing. This allows you to create consolidated log metrics and visualizations, which can be added to CloudWatch dashboards for tracking server usage and performance.

The structured JSON log format is supported in all Regions where Amazon Transfer Family is available, including the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, while the previous log format will continue to be supported. To learn more about how to configure your logging preferences using the Amazon Transfer Family API, Amazon Web Services Management Console, and Amazon Command Line Interface (CLI), visit our documentation