We are happy to announce that our all new (EC2 CloudWatch + Server
will be made generally available to all
Site24x7 users. For those of you, who are using AWS infrastructure
monitoring to monitor EC2 instances, it might still look same to you
on the surface, but a whole lot of work has gone underneath the hood
to efficiently map your EC2 instance monitor, with the agent driven
metrics of the server monitor. From tackling thresholds, notification
settings, to AutoScaling instances our development team has worked
really hard to make this enhancement possible. With this integration
we will be giving you, a new set capabilities to monitor Amazon EC2
instances in a more simple and efficient manner.
Couple of notable improvements for existing users who are
monitoring EC2 instances with our agent based server monitoring.
By combining the EC2 metadata with the system agent, you will be
able to solve a couple of niggling issues, which generally crop up
when you try to monitor dynamic AWS environments with standalone
- No more licensing headaches - Your terminated
AutoScaling instances won't be eating up valuable licensing
space anymore, instead they will get suspended in the Site24x7
- Site24x7 will be able to distinguish an instance
termination from an instance crash
- Performance charts for
all your EC2 related metrics will now be available in a single
unified view - no need to toggle between tabs
- Automatic clean up - Your terminated EC2 instances will be
automatically removed from the Site24x7 console.
alert fatigue no more redundant alerts when AutoScaling instance
gets terminated or when agent communication failure
- Thresholds, notifications, maintenance - now
all can be set up and configured on a single monitor.
For AWS EC2 monitoring
users, you can now enrich your standard CloudWatch metrics with
additional system and application metrics from the agent. You can
get the following capabilities.
How to enable this
- Process and service level granularity: Identify the top
process by CPU/Memory over a period of time, monitor CPU, memory,
object handles and thread count for each running process and
- System load: Analyze the load average
on your system
- Analyze filesystem usage: Monitor free
space usage and individual disk utilization for your attached EBS
- Memory utilization: view memory breakup,
assess instance memory usage, get alerted in the event of
memory swap or page outs
- Check network traffic: monitor
outgoing and incoming network packets for each network interface.
Get alerted when error packets gets generated.
Open ecosystem to monitor various application services, use our
out-of-the plugins or write your own.
- Root cause analysis
report reduce mean time to repair (MTTR)
collect metrics if you're running IIS and SQL server
- Heartbeat checks every 1 minuteCheck with server team if 1
minute heartbeat is correct?in other words the availability of
your instance is monitored every 1 minute.
alerting for a host of new system level parameters, improved
performance reports and a whole lot more.
If you're already monitoring
EC2 instances with the server agent, and want to try our integration,
don't fret, we have got you covered. Our development team has
already put in all the necessary provisions in place to seamlessly
sync your existing server monitoring data with the AWS EC2 monitor.
All we need is your go ahead. We believe in the popular adage of
starting fresh, so when syncing is done, your outage history from the
server monitor won't be ported to the newly integrated monitor. If
you want the old outages to be carried over, you can get in touch with us.
To know more about our one click integrate, read our product documentation.
To our existing EC2 monitoring users, if you want to enable this
integration, all you have to do is install the agent on your EC2
instance, once done you'll start to see all your EC2 related data
in a matter of minutes. You can also use configuration
management tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible or Saltstack, to
automatically deploy the monitoring agent on your instance when it
forward, this integration will be handled automatically in the
client. For example imagine a scenario, where you are monitoring a
group of 10 EC2 instances standalone with our server agents. Then
you decide to try our CloudWatch integration, so you connect your
AWS account with Site24x7, auto discover all your EC2 instances
and add them as EC2 CloudWatch monitors. Once this is done, all
the agent data corresponding to the various instances will be
automatically ported from the server monitor to the integrated EC2
CloudWatch monitor and your server monitor will cease to
automatic integration will also be applicable, when you are using
our CloudWatch integration and decide to deploy agents on the said
charting and graphs pertaining to CPU usage, memory, disk
utilization, system load, idle/busy time, etc will be ported to
the EC2 summary page present in the EC2 CloudWatch
addition to EC2 summary, volumes and EC2 inventory tabs, the
integrated EC2 CloudWatch monitor will contain additional tabs
like CPU, Memory, Disk, Processes, Plugins, Checks, Network Sys
logs and Process viewer
and threshold profiles will also be ported.
Pricing and licensing
The AWS EC2 monitor and the server agent installed on it, will be
considered as two basic monitors. The agent also comes along with 2
plugins, these plugins can either be our prebuilt plugins or custom
plugins written by yourself. Once you have installed the agent,
you can execute our out of the box plugins, to collect custom metrics
for various application services running on your AWS stack.
CloudWatch based AWS EC2 Monitoring (1 Basic Monitor) + Server
Agent based monitoring (1 Basic Monitor) + 2 Plugins = 2 basic monitors
Essentially you will getting standard EC2 CloudWatch metrics,
system level performance counters from the agent and application
performance metrics. Combine that with our comprehensive dashboards,
tailor made alerts, performance reports and data retention, you will
be getting one powerful unified EC2 monitoring tool.
The integration is only available for Linux and Windows
based EC2 instances.
To integrate the server monitor with
the EC2 CloudWatch monitor, you need to install the updated Linux
and Windows agent
Linux - version 16.1.0 and above
Windows - version 18.1.5 and above
Read our product
to know more about the additional monitoring
capabilities and how you can enable them.
Go ahead take our new enhancement for a spin, install the agent or
integrate your existing server monitor, and post your feedback and
comments on our forums. If you have any queries or questions about
installation or licensing please get in touch with our support.