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Monitor CA APM agents on AWS

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  • 1.  Monitor CA APM agents on AWS

    Posted 05-25-2016 02:22 PM

    Hi guys,

     

    APM documentation refers to installing an Enterprise manager on AWS, but does anyone have installed a few agents on AWS EC2 instances?

    We are wondering if it is possible to monitor environments with scalable EC2 instances, consequently, scalabe APM agents.

     

    How to achieve that?

     

    Regards.

    Alexandre Franca



  • 2.  Re: Monitor CA APM agents on AWS
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    Posted 05-25-2016 03:30 PM

    Alexandre,

    Yes, this is possible (and easy) to do with APM. 

     

    There is one best practice to be aware of: AWS makes it simple to have non-distinct hostnames.  e.g. Just start two instances from an AMI.

     

    Because APM uses the "Host|Process|Agent" identifier to distinguish an agent's metrics, you want to make at least one of those unique per instance to avoid sending the same identifier from multiple AWS instances.

    These can be provided as startup parameters to your agents, such as -DagentName as used in more recent versions.

     

    Expect to see more information on running APM in AWS shortly, we're currently preparing some additional materials on it!



  • 3.  Re: Monitor CA APM agents on AWS

    Posted 05-25-2016 03:41 PM

    Great Tim,

     

    This information is very helpfull for our costumer at this moment.

     

    Thank you very much for the guidelines!

    Alexandre Franca



  • 4.  Re: Monitor CA APM agents on AWS

    Posted 05-25-2016 04:28 PM

    Hi Alexandre:

        Please let us know if you have additional questions or the thread can be marked as closed. From what I can see all outstanding questions have been answered

     

    Thanks

    Hal German



  • 5.  Re: Monitor CA APM agents on AWS

    Posted 05-25-2016 05:07 PM

    Hal,

     

    You can close the thread. I got the right answer.

     

    Thank you.

    Alexandre Franca