Hi @justinw, great question. Unfortunately we don't have whitelist for choosing database at this point. Also I have an issue open to add more support in RDS metricset: https://github.com/elastic/beats/issues/14142
One workaround would be to use
cloudwatch metricset with specific metric names specified:
- module: aws
- namespace: AWS/RDS
name: ["AuroraGlobalDBReplicatedWriteIO", "AuroraGlobalDBDataTransferBytes", ......]
statistic: ["Average", "Maximum"]
Your whitelist idea is great! I should put that into consideration when expanding rds metricset. Thanks!