EC2 Filter Name

By default, this test reports metrics for each instance in the AWS infrastructure. This is why, the EC2 Filter Name flag is set to Instance ID by default. Alternatively, you can configure this test to aggregate metrics across a chosen collection of instances, and report one set of metrics per collection. For this, you just need to pick an instance collection from the EC2 Filter Name drop-down. The options available are as follows:

  • AutoScalingGroupName: Your EC2 instances can be organized into Auto Scaling Groups so that they can be treated as a logical unit for the purposes of scaling and management. When you create a group, you can specify its minimum, maximum, and, desired number of EC2 instances.

    If you select the AutoScalingGroupName option from the EC2 Filter Name drop-down, then this test will collect metrics for each instance, aggregate the metrics on the basis of the Auto Scaling Groups to which the instances belong, and report metrics for each group.

  • InstanceType: Amazon EC2 provides a wide selection of instance types optimized to fit different use cases. Instance types comprise varying combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity and give you the flexibility to choose the appropriate mix of resources for your applications.

    If the InstanceType option is chosen from the EC2 Filter Name drop-down, then this test will collect metrics for each instance, aggregate the metrics on the basis of the instance type, and report metrics for each type.

  • ImageId: Instances are created from Amazon Machine Images (AMI). The machine images are like templates that are configured with an operating system and other software, which determine the user’s operating environment.

    If the ImageId option is chosen from the EC2 Filter Name drop-down, then this test will collect metrics for each instance, aggregate the metrics on the basis of the AMI using which the instances were created, and report metrics for each image ID.