By using ControlUp’s AWS EC2 cloud management all the instances are visible in the same place, their performance metrics and cost metrics are displayed with a great level of granularity, all live and in real time. If resources are strained they’re shown in flashing red. If any aspect of the cost shoots up, so will the red flags.
Adding an EC2 instance to ControlUp is as easy as adding a cloud connection from within the console, simply provide your AWS EC2 credentials (which can be read only) and within seconds the ControlUp console will populate with live performance and cost metrics.
The permissions required to retrieve the data from AWS, are (as defined in the IAM User):
Note: The following json is good for retrieving data but not for taking action as: Stop, Start an Instance, and Take a Screenshot.
For more details about IAM Management, click here
Here are the steps you need to follow in order to add your Cloud Connection:
1. Click on Add Cloud Connection
2. Set the Type of the Web Services
3. Choose your Region (Name is set automatically)
4. Set the Credentials -
5. Provide your Access Key, Secret Key and define a Friendly Name
5. Define a Dedicated Data Collector -
In order to optimize the Console's and Monitor's performance, mainly in large environments, it is important to define a dedicated data collector. For more information, click here
Want to see what it looks like? Click here to see a short video.