Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring provides visibility into your Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure including cloud EC2 instances and attached EBS volumes. This feature completes the Orion tools you need to monitor and administer hybrid environments.
Migrating your on-premise systems 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.
With access to your cloud services account, Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring polls the 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:
Orion Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring supports the following:
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances and EBS volumes using Amazon APIs and Amazon CloudWatch data
The Orion server requires HTTPS protocol to communicate with Amazon Web Services APIs (CloudWatch, EC2, EBS) to collect metrics.
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Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring supports up to and recommends:
If you need to monitor beyond these amounts, SolarWinds recommends planning your monitoring for best performance and usage of your CloudWatch resources. The closer you meet or exceed supported Orion monitoring amounts may affect performance and poller load.
For AWS monitoring, you should have:
If managing cloud instances as nodes, review any polling method requirements such as Orion agent, WMI, and SNMP. For details on managing nodes, see Manage the cloud instance as a node.
To prepare for cloud monitoring, add your cloud services account and select cloud instances to start polling data. The Getting Started resource provides information and options through the Cloud Summary page.
With the cloud account and cloud instances added, SAM and integrated VMAN immediately polls and collects data, populating the Cloud Summary page and additional resources with cloud instance and attached volume metrics.
Cloud account management includes additional options to further manage your account, monitored cloud instances, and data retention settings.
With Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring configured, it polls cloud service APIs to collect metrics. This data saves to the Orion SQL Database providing historical records for monitored cloud instances according to retention settings.
Monitoring instances and volumes does not consume Orion product licenses but may consume polling calls for the service. For AWS, all polling calls Amazon APIs to collect and report CloudWatch data to the Orion Web Console. CloudWatch polling consumes Amazon free polling requests, a limit of 1 million per month. Any requests beyond 1 million incur additional costs through AWS. For details, see Learn more about CloudWatch API.
SAM and integrated VMAN track and report cloud infrastructure data through theCloud Summary page and Cloud Details pages to monitor real-time metrics, performance comparisons, instance and volume health, and potential issues occurring in the environment. For instances managed as nodes, a Cloud tab displays in the Node Details page.
As data and metrics collect, use these additional features to take action: