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How to Monitor Amazon Web Services With Opsview Monitor
How to Monitor Amazon Web Services with Opsview Monitor?
In this latest webinar, we cover a few different topics on AWS monitoring including:
What is an AWS Opspack?
Opsview Monitor utilizes the power of Cloudwatch to gather all the latest metrics from your Amazon Web Services environment. Capturing Cloudwatch metrics allows for Opsview to gather many different service checks including Service Status, EC2 Instance CPU, memory, network and more. Including AWS into your Opsview environment will give you a single pane of glass to monitor your entire on-premise and cloud infrastructure.
Fig 1: AWS EC2 service checks in Opsview Monitor
Fig 2: AWS RDS service checks in Opsview Monitor
Fig 3: AWS ELB service checks in Opsview Monitor
Creating your own dashboard in AWS
Fig 4: Amazon Web Services Dashboard in Opsview Monitor
No matter what type of host you are looking to monitor, you need to be able to visualize the data. If you have spent some time in a Cloudwatch dashboard, you may have noticed graphing is not its strong suite. In our TechJam, we showcased a small sampling of dashlets available in the Opsview Monitor suite, with over 30 to choose from. Starting off with Hashtag cells, this is a great way to group technologies or hosts together in a unified view.
As you can see, we have all of the important hosts in logical groupings including EC2, ELB and S3. Next is our Business Service Monitoring, which ties in powerful alerting and logic behind a business service. The business service shown here is the Amazon Application Server, containing many different dependencies from EC2 services all the way down to the AWS region. These dependencies are the key items to keep the business service, and Amazon Application Server up and running. We also have another great TechJam completed by our technical consultant, Kellen Gattis, that takes a deep dive into the power of BSM (Business Service Monitoring).
How to create your own SLA on a Business Service and how to get notified
On the last part of the TechJam, we show you how to create your own SLA (Service Level Availability) Report on a business service, Amazon application server. In a few quick easy steps, you will see how fast you can report and schedule an SLA report. Also, we dove into some different ways to separate out your notifications. Opsview includes many different notification methods to make sure you get notified including email, SMS, Pagerduty, Twilio, Slack, OnPage and more.
Fig 5: SLA report shown in Opsview Monitor
If you want a visual guide to help you learn how to monitor Amazon Web Services with Opsview Monitor, watch the TechJam on the topic at the top of the page and head over to our knowledge center for more details.
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