Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring provides visibility into your AWS cloud infrastructure including EC2 cloud instances and attached EBS volumes. This feature completes the Orion tools you need to monitor and administer on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments.
Migrating your applications and services to the cloud gives you growing opportunities to distribute workloads, deliver applications, and expand resources for growing databases. Despite the ease of standing up cloud instances manually or through automation, your infrastructure can become difficult to map with lost resources or hidden instances in the sprawling environment.
Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring supports in-depth cloud instance and volume monitoring for the following:
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances and EBS volumes using Amazon APIs and Amazon CloudWatch data
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With access to your cloud services account, SAM and VIM poll cloud service APIs for cloud metrics and status. This data aggregates and displays through the Orion Web Console to monitor, manage, and troubleshoot issues in your cloud environment:
On the SAM Summary Page, click the Getting Started: Monitor Cloud Instances resource to get set up.
A page displays with a walk-through of steps. Click Get Started to enter your AWS account access IDs.
You also should update your AWS IAM Account permissions. For all the details, permission JSON, and instructions, see Learn more about Amazon EC2 credentials for cloud monitoring.
The Add a Cloud Account to Monitor page opens with options to enter the AWS IAM Account IDs, a display name for SAM and integrated VMAN, and a description to better know which account you are using. Always test the account IDs before continuing.
The page also includes options for:
With your access IDs entered and tested, time to add AWS instances to monitor. Click Next to start filtering your AWS cloud instances for the account to select for cloud monitoring.
Click Save to start monitoring selected instances through the Cloud Summary.
When managing cloud instances as nodes, SAM provides additional options to further manage cloud instances, applications, and OS:
SAM and integrated VMAN enhance monitoring and polled metrics when you manage cloud instances as nodes. Managed nodes consume VMAN licensed sockets. Use Orion features to manage alerts, reports, and resources.
With Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring configured, monitor real-time and historical data for your cloud environment:
To further enhance your monitoring for additional metrics, add the cloud instances as nodes. The applications can be monitored using:
Performance Analysis Dashboards, or Perfstack, provides a holistic way to view your environment's performance issues by correlating historical performance data from your Orion managed applications. Create consolidated views of charts and graphs to collect and compare cloud metrics alongside metrics, data, and logs for all managed nodes in the Orion Platform.
This means you can turn root cause analysis meetings into a collaborative effort, by bringing historical application, server, virtualization, and storage performance data into one time-boxed view. The experts on your team can quickly identify what other performance data needs to be dragged to the PerfStack dashboard, and collaborate with each other by zeroing on the root cause by changing the timeline and objects as the story of the problem comes into focus.