Administering the eG Manager to Monitor the AWS EC2 Cloud

To achieve this, follow the steps given below:

  1. Log into the eG administrative interface.
  2. eG Enterprise automatically discovers the AWS EC2 Cloud component. If the AWS EC2 Cloud component is already discovered, use the Infrastructure -> Components ->Manage/Unmanage menu to manage it. Otherwise run discovery process as shown in Figure 1 from the menu sequence: Infrastructure ->Components -> Discovery. Provide the credentials that you had obtained while creating the AWS account. To know more about the AWS account, refer to Section of this document.

    Figure 1 : Providing the credentials during discovery of the AWS EC2 Cloud component

  1. To manage the discovered components, go to the Infrastructure -> Components -> Manage/Unmanage page. The process of managing a component is clearly depicted by Figure 2 below.

    Figure 2 : Managing the discovered AWS EC2 Cloud components

    Note:

    For a more detailed procedure for managing components, refer to Configuring and Monitoring Web Servers document. 

  1. You can also manually add the AWS EC2 Cloud component using Infrastructure -> Components -> Add/Modify. Remember that components manually added are managed automatically. While manually adding the AWS EC2 Cloud component, make sure that you provide a valid name in the HOST text box instead of an IP address. In order to provide a valid name, ensure that the AllowQualifiedHostnames flag is set to Yes in the eg_services.ini file of the <EG_INSTALL_DIR>\manager\config directory.
  2. Now, when you attempt to sign out of the eG administrative interface, Figure 3 appears, listing the tests that require manual configuration.

Figure 3 : The list of unconfigured tests for AWS EC2 Cloud

  1. Click on the AWS – EC2 Regions test to configure it. This test reports the availability of the default Region and enables the administrators to figure out the time taken by the default Region to respond to responses. To know how to configure the test, Click Here.
  2. Once the test is configured, signout of the eG Administrative interface.