SQS queue has no dead letter queue configured

Checks if an SQS queue has a dead letter queue configured.

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Why do I see this?

One of your queues doesn’t have a dead-letter queue configured for messages that can’t be processed.

What does this mean?

SQS supports dead-letter queues, which other (source) queues can target for messages that can’t be processed successfully.

Dead-letter queues are useful for debugging your application or messaging system because they let you isolate problematic messages to determine why their processing doesn’t succeed.

SQS queue has no dead letter queue configured. How do I fix this?

For information about creating a queue and configuring a dead-letter queue using the Amazon SQS console, see Configuring a dead-letter queue (console).

This rule resolution is part of the Dashbird Serverless Well Architected Reports tool for AWS. Dashbird features a collection of rules and checks continuously applied to your infrastructure, surfacing ways to improve it.

Read more about the best-practices of monitoring SQS queues, identifying bottlenecks and issues and pre-empting problems automatically.

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