SAM provides additional monitoring options using component monitors, application monitors, and templates. Application monitor templates provide a powerful, customizable method to monitor applications in your environment. They help determine where errors occur: in the network or with the application. Every template includes component monitors that return metrics for monitoring performance, troubleshooting, threshold monitoring, and application health.
For complete information on creating custom templates and using component monitors, see the SAM Custom Template Guide.
For example, you may want to monitor your Linux OS on a Linux-based cloud instance in your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. You need to add the Linux-based cloud instance as a node, build a template, and assign the template to the node.
Select the Linux CPU Monitoring Perl application template and click Copy.
A new template is added copying all of the application and component monitors, including any configured settings.
Modify the component monitors as needed for Linux on the cloud.
Save and begin polling.
The template gathers and provides data in a template view.