Configuring the Amazon EC2 monitor type

This topic provides information about configuring PATROL for Amazon EC2 KM in the Central Monitoring Administration and TrueSight console. To configure the KM, set the following preferences on the Add Monitoring Configuration dialog.

Monitoring SolutionMonitoring ProfileMonitor Type
Amazon EC2Amazon EC2Amazon EC2

With Amazon EC2 as the selected monitor type, the Add Monitor Types dialog box enables you to configure details for connecting to the accounts and web services provided by Amazon EC2. For more information, see Defining a monitoring policy.

Field

Instructions

Amazon EC2 Monitoring Configuration
Administration
JAVA Home

Specify the full path of JRE directory on the PATROL Agent server.

AWS Account Configuration

Account Name

Specify the name that identifies this set of AWS account monitoring configuration. This name is used as the instance name of the top level container.

Note: Do not use special characters like (@), slash mark (/) in the Account Name field.

Access Key

Specify the access key for the account provided by Amazon EC2 account user.

Secret Key

Specify the secret key for the account provided by Amazon EC2 account user.

Click to view a short video on how to create user policy in Amazon EC2 console.

Note

These keys are generated from the AWS console. Also, see Prerequisites for configuring Amazon EC2 instance.

 https://youtu.be/7YJ6XtkhBnA

Proxy Server Configuration
Use Proxy ConfigurationSelect the check box to enable the proxy configuration.
Server NameSpecify the proxy server name to route HTTP requests. If you select the Use Proxy Configuration check box, this field is mandatory.
PortSpecify the proxy server port number to connect to the specified proxy server. If you select the Use Proxy Configuration check box, this field is mandatory.
Proxy Server Authentication (Optional)Click this tab to configure the proxy authentication. It is optional to add username and password to access the proxy server.
UsernameSpecify the proxy server username that is being used to log in.
PasswordSpecify the proxy server password that is being used to log in.
Select Services

Click this tab to enable/disable the services.

Note

The services like Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) are monitored by default. 

ElasticacheSelect the check box to enable the monitoring of Elasticache.
Auto ScalingSelect the check box to enable the monitoring of Auto Scaling.
Route 53Select the check box to enable the monitoring of Route 53.
Filter Configuration
Region Filter Type

Select Include to monitor only the regions mentioned in the Regions field below.

Select Exclude to exclude the regions mentioned in the Regions field below.

Regions Filter

Specify the regions that you want to include or exclude from monitoring. The following is the format for specifying regions:

  • us-east-1
  • us-west-2
  • us-east-2

Use comma (,) only to separate the regions.

EC2 Tag Filter Type

Select Include to monitor only the EC2 tags mentioned in the EC2 Tag Filter field below.

Select Exclude to exclude the EC2 tags mentioned in the EC2 Tag Filter field below.

EC2 Tag Filter

Specify the EC2 tags that you want to include or exclude from monitoring. The following is the format for EC2 tags:

  • TagKey=TagValue

Use comma (,) only to separate the tags.

Filter Service Instances by TagClick Add to filter service instances by their tags to be included or excluded from monitoring.
Service Tag FilterSelect the service that you want to monitor.
Filter TypeSelect if you want to configure service instances that have tags to be included or excluded from monitoring.
Note: If you select EC2 and enter the EC2 tags key-value pairs (TagKey=TagValue) in the Tag Filter field, the value that you enter in the EC2 Tag Filter field is not considered.
Tag FilterEnter a comma-separated list of the service tags key-value pairs (TagKey=TagValue) that you want to include or exclude from monitoring. Example: network=apac*,name=retail*
Administration
JVM ArgumentsEnter additional Java (JVM) arguments.
Device Mapping

By default, when device mapping is disabled, all monitored EC2 instances are displayed under the PATROL Agent on the Monitoring > Devices page. When device mapping is enabled, a device is created for each monitored EC2 instance on the Devices page. It saves you extra clicks to navigate the PATROL Agent hierarchy while viewing monitoring results.

Select the check box to enable device mapping. Device mapping is enabled only for EC2 instances of your AWS environment.

Device Mapping Type

Select how you want to generate the name of the device. The following options are available:

  • Private DNS (Private IPv4 address): device name is generated with the private DNS of the EC2 instance.
  • Public DNS (Public IPv4 address): device name is generated with the public DNS of the EC2 instance.
  • Instance ID: device name is generated with the instance ID of the EC2 instance.
  • Name Tag: device name is generated with the name tag used for the EC2 instance. You add Name Tag on EC2 console in your AWS environment.

If the option that you select has no value, a separate device is not created and the monitored information is shown under the PATROL Agent hierarchy.

Enable Debug
Enable Debug

Select the check-box to enable debug. This will create log files at <PATROL_HOME>/pll directory on the PATROL Agent server.

For example:

RemoteCollector-<PATROL_AGENT_PORT>-aws.log

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