Add AWS Cloud Infrastructure
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    Article summary

    You can use ControlUp to manage your AWS cloud connection by viewing all EC2 instances in the Real-Time Console. All instance performance and cost metrics are shown with a high level of granularity, live and in real-time. If your resources are stressed, they appear in flashing red. If any aspect of the cost exceeds a threshold, so will the red flags.

    To add a Microsoft Azure cloud connection to ControlUp, see Create Azure Connection.

    You can add an AWS EC2 instance to ControlUp as easily as you add a cloud connection in the Real-Time Console. To add an instance, provide your EC2 credentials (which can be read only) and within seconds the console populates with real-time performance and cost metrics.

    The following JSON contains the permissions necessary to work with AWS in ControlUp. The permission setting can retrieve data, but can't perform any actions, such as stopping, starting an instance, or taking screenshots.

    {
       "Version": "2012-10-17",
       "Statement": [
             {
                      "Effect": "Allow",
                      "Action": "ec2:Describe*",
                      "Resource": "*"
              }
         ]
    }
    

    For more details about Identity and Access Management (IAM), see AWS guide.

    To add your AWS cloud connection to ControlUp:

    1. Open the Real-Time Console and click Add Cloud Connection.
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    2. In the Type field, select Amazon Web Services.

    3. Select your AWS Region.

    4. Set your credentials by providing an Access Key, Secret Key and a Friendly Name.
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    5. Define a dedicated data collector to optimize the console's and monitor's performance. For more information about data collectors, see ControlUp Data Collector.
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    Note

    It's important to define a dedicated data collector in large environments.

    Want to see what it looks like? Click here to see a short video.


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