Monitoring your services is production is a must for most serious businesses. People who develop on AWS, typically use AWS Cloudwatch for setting up monitoring. Typical metrics to monitor are latency, faults, invocations, throttles etc.
The snmp_exporter is one of the trickier Prometheus components to set up because there’s a few moving parts involved in a full configuration and because of the need to run an extra tool to generate the snmp.yml config file from the ever-mysterious “MIBS”.
Read this guide on the four golden signals for distributed systems monitoring and how to effectively monitor your distributed systems.