AWS Monitor Addition - FAQs

AWS Monitor Addition - FAQs

During monitor addition : 

  1. Provide proper 'Display name' for the Amazon monitor.
  2. Select the 'Amazon Services'  you wish to discover in the drop box. By default, all the services will be selected. Currently as in version 15350, we support EC2, ElasticBeanstalk, DynamoDB, Load Balancers, ECS, EKS, Lambda, SNS, SQS, S3 and RDS. To know more, refer here.
  3. To monitor an AWS Account, you need an Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key. To get these details follow the steps given below.
    1. Login to the AWS Management Console and go to Account.
    2. Select Security Credentials, then go to Access Credentials. This will list available access keys to make secure REST or Query protocol requests to any AWS service API.
    3. Now select one Access Key and its corresponding Secret Access Key.
  4. Select the appropriate Account Type for the credentials. By default, the Account Type is AWS Global. To monitor AWS services running in the AWS China/AWS Gov Cloud regions, choose Account Type as AWS China/AWS Gov Cloud and try adding the monitor.
  5. Based on the Account Type, Global Regions or China Regions or AWS Gov Cloud Regions will be shown. Only from the chosen regions, the resources will be discovered and monitored. By default, 'All regions' will be selected for AWS Global account type.
  6. Use the Child Discovery option to specify how to discover and monitor the resources (All the discovered monitors under amazon will be considered as child monitors).
    1. Do not discover: Adds amazon monitor and discovery will not happen.
    2. Discover and unmanage: Discovers and unmanage all the child monitors.
    3. Discover and monitor child monitors: Discovers and monitors all the child monitors.
  7. Enable Advanced Settings for the below options.
  8. You can also choose an action for a deleted resource using 'Action on Deleted Resource'.
    1. Continue Alerting: The option will keep the deleted instances in the console and deleted alerts will be shown in the child and parent monitor. You will receive alerts on every polling.
    2. Stop Alerting: The option will not affect the health of the deleted instances and stops alerting on every poll.
    3. Unmanage Resource: The option will unmanage the deleted resources and stop the polling for the same.
    4. Delete Resource: The option will delete the monitors which are deleted in the AWS console.
    5. Note : EC2 instance will be deleted or unmanaged only after it is deleted in the AWS console. As per AWS, EC2 will be deleted from console after 60 mins.
  9. Regex to filter EC2 Instances name : A regex can be specified in the field to filter and discover only the EC2 instances having name that matches the regex.
    1. Regex may contain alphanumeric characters, hyphen(-), underscore(_) and period(.).
    2. Specify '.*' to ignore characters. More than one set of '.*' can be used.
    3. By default, '.*' is specified that allows all the instances.
    4. At least one '.*' should be present in the regex.
    5. EC2 instances without names are automatically omitted unless their instance ID match with regex.
    6. Examples :
      1. ".*" (allows all names)
      2. ".*test" (Allows instances whose name ends with test)
      3. ".*-.*demo" (Allows instances whose name contains '-' in the middle and ends with demo).
  10. Stop Discovery : Used to stop further discovery of child resources.
    1. This option will be useful for editing and updating aws monitor.

While editing and updating existing AWS monitor:

  1. If a service is unselected from Amazon Services, all the existing monitors under that service will be deleted from Applications Manager.
  2. If a region is unselected from Global regions/ China regions, existing monitors in that region will be retained.
  3. The option Do not discover in child discovery will be applicable to all the services. Existing monitors won't be affected.
    1. If you want to stop discovery for a specific service use Stop discovery option in Advanced Settings. (Point 5)
  4. The options Discover and unmanage and Discover and monitor child monitors will be applicable to newly discovered monitors only. Existing monitors will remain in their existing state.
  5. If you check the Stop Discovery check box, it enables Services to Stop Discovery.
    1. You can choose the services for which you want to stop the further discovery of resources but continues monitoring the existing ones.
  6. If you change from Discover and unmanage to Discover and monitor child monitors or vice versa, the existing state of the child monitors will be retained. 
  7. When you 'Unmanage' and 'Manage' a Amazon monitor, all the child will be unmanaged and managed respectively irrespective of their existing state. This is the behavior of all the parent child monitors in Applications Manager.

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