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Applications Manager automatically discovers all the EC2 and RDS instances, and S3 buckets under your Amazon account. You can then enable monitoring for those instances and buckets as per your requirement.


Monitored Parameters

Amazon accounts are monitored based on the parameters or the attributes listed below. These attributes provide detailed information about the functioning of the Amazon account. You can also configure thresholds to the numerical attributes based on these details and get notified when the thresholds are violated.

 

The Availability tab shows the availability history of the Amazon account for the past 24 hours or 30 days. The Performance tab shows some key performance indicators of the Amazon account such as Total EC2 Instances running and Total RDS Instances along with heat charts for these attributes. This tab also shows the health status and events for the past 24 hours or 30 days.

 

The List view displays all the Amazon instances along with an overall idea of their availability and health status. The list view also enables you to perform bulk admin configurations. Click on the individual applications listed to view detailed performance metrics.

 

Click on the monitor listed in the Availability tab to view detailed performance metrics of the Amazon instance. These metrics are categorized into 2 different tabs for easy understanding. Here is an explanation of the metrics shown in these tabs:

 

1) Instances

 

This tab provides a high-level overview of your Amazon account as well as information about the EC2 instances present in this account.

 

Parameter

Description

Monitor Information

Name

The name of the Amazon account.

Type

Denotes the type you are monitoring.

Health

Denotes the health (Clear, Warning, Critical) status of the Amazon account.

Total EC2 Instances Running

The number of EC2 instances running in the account

Total EBS Volumes in use

The number of EBS storage volumes currently in use

Total RDS Instances The total number of RDS instances present in the account
Last Polled at Specifies the time at which the last poll was performed
Next Poll at Specifies the time at which the next poll is scheduled
Today's Availability Shows the overall availability status of the account for the day. You can also view 7/30 reports and the current availability status of the account
EC2 Instances

Instance ID

The unique identifier of the EC2 instance

Region Name The region where this EC2 instance is running
State The current state of the instance. The values include running, stopped, shutdown and terminated
Platform The OS on which the instance is runnng
Monitoring Denotes whether CloudWatch monitoring is enabled for this instance.
Public DNS Name The DNS name associated with the instance

 

You can perform the following admin actions on the EC2 instances:

Delete: Delete the EC2 instance from the account.
Assign Platform: Assign platforms such as Windows, Mac OS, etc. to instances
Enable CloudWatch: Option to enable CloudWatch monitoring for the instance.

Disable CloudWatch: Disable CloudWatch monitoring for the instance.

Start Instances: Option to start the EC2 instance from Applications Manager.
Stop Instances: Option to stop EC2 instances from Applications Manager

Reboot Instances: Option to reboot the EC2 instances from within Applications Manager.


2) RDS Instances

 

This tab provides details about the RDS Instances present in the Amazon account.

 

Parameter

Description

Instance ID

The unique identifier of the instance.

Region Name

The region in which the RDS instance is running

State The current state of this instance. The possible values for this field are available, creating, failed, rebooting, etc.
DB Engine Name The name of the database engine associated with this instance
Allocated Storage The storage space allocated to this instance in Giga Bytes

3) S3 Buckets

 

This tab provides details about the S3 buckets present in the Amazon account.

 

Parameter

Description

Bucket Name

The unique name of the S3 bucket.

Bucket Size

The size of the S3 bucket in mega bytes.

Bucket Location The geographical region where Amazon has stored this bucket. Regions currently supported by Amazon are US-Standard, US-West (Northern California), EU (Ireland) and APAC-Singapore.
Creation Time The time when the bucket was created.
Virtual Folders The number of folders present in this S3 bucket.
Number of Objects The number of objects stored in this S3 bucket.

You can perform the following admin actions on the S3 buckets from within Applications Manager.

 

Disable: Disable the monitoring of S3 bucket.

Enable: Enable the monitoring of S3 bucket.

Delete: Delete the S3 bucket from Applications Manager.Use this option when S3 bucket is deleted from your Amazon account.

 

You can also view comparison reports based on attributes such as bucket size, virtual folders and number of objects.

 

See Also

Creating New Monitor - Amazon

 


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