Amazon RDS is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate and scale a relational database in the cloud. Many organizations are opting to host their critical production databases in Amazon RDS instances in order to take advantage of the benefits it offers. It is therefore critical to track these instances to ensure business-critical services are not compromised, and also to ensure cloud resources are being effectively utilized.
ManageEngine Applications Manager automatically discovers Amazon RDS instances and continuously monitors key performance indicators of these instances. With out-of-the-box reports, graphical views, alarms, thresholds and comprehensive fault management capabilities, it provides visibility into the performance and resource utilization of RDS instances and the databases running on these instances. It also helps to check for breaks in service level agreements as well as ensure high quality of end-user experience.
Some of the metrics provided by Applications Manager for RDS instances include:
Monitor the current availability and health status of the RDS instances. Troubleshoot problems through the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) window. Know how much CPU is being utilized and the amount of storage space available.
Track number of active database connections, throughput details, network read/write latency, and the average number of disk read/write operations per second
ManageEngine Applications Manager also provides out-of-the-box reports that help analyze the overall performance of RDS instances and help in capacity planning.