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Cloud Monitoring Administration Page

To open the Cloud Monitoring Administration page: From the main menu, select Administration → Modules → Cloud Monitoring.

The Cloud Monitoring Administration page showing one configured Meraki service.

On this page, you will be able to manage the various cloud services and virtual machines that you would like included in OmniCenter monitoring. Currently, OmniCenter supports the EC2 service from Amazon Web Services and services from Microsoft Azure and Cisco Meraki. Additional services may be added in the future. To add a new cloud service, click the add button in the appropriate service panel.

Amazon Web Services

EC2 Service
The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. OmniCenter can automatically detect and configure your EC2 resources for monitoring, but you must already have an AWS account that includes EC2 services. (Be sure that the AWS account used is configured in Identity and Access Management to be included in the “Monitors” group, and has the ReadOnlyAccess permission.)

Performance metrics are not polled directly from the EC2 service, but rather, through Amazon’s CloudWatch service. Only the list of regions and the list of virtual machines are collected through the actual EC2 service.

EC2 virtual machines can be managed in OmniCenter using device templates like any other managed device.

OmniCenter currently supports collecting the following statistics from an Amazon EC2 VM instance:

Metric Category Metric
Cloud Connections Inbound Packets
Outbound Packets
Inbound Traffic
Outbound Traffic
CPU CPU Credit Balance
CPU AWS Overall Utilization

The following statistic types are considered “custom metrics” and are not officially supported by Amazon (although they are available):

  • Memory
  • Swap
  • Disk

These custom metrics can be added to OmniCenter by contacting Netreo support.

Microsoft

Azure
OmniCenter can collect the following statistics from virtual machines running on Azure:

  • Percentage CPU
  • Network In
  • Network Out
  • Disk Read Bytes
  • Disk Write Bytes
  • Disk Read Operations/Sec
  • Disk Write Operations/Sec
  • CPU Credits Remaining

See Microsoft’s Azure documentation for more information on these statistics.

Cisco

Meraki
OmniCenter will automatically detect and add your Meraki edge routers (only) as managed devices. In order for OmniCenter to properly detect and add your Meraki devices, you must turn on SNMP for each device using the Meraki cloud API and provides proper credentials to OmniCenter in a device template. If you do not turn on SNMP or provide correct credentials, OmniCenter will only monitor up/down status for your devices.

When you add a Meraki system to OmniCenter, you will need to provide the following information:

  • NAME – Provide a unique name that OmniCenter will use to label this Meraki system in the dashboards.
  • API KEY – Your Meraki API key, as provided by the vendor.
  • ORGANIZATION ID – The Meraki API can manage more than a single organization. You will need to enter the ID of the organization that you want OmniCenter to monitor. This information can be difficult to find. One option is to run the following query agains the Meraki API.
curl -L -H 'X-Cisco-Meraki-API-Key: ' -X GET -H 'Content-Type: application/json' 'https://api.meraki.com/api/v0/organizations'

Google

Google Cloud Platform
under construction

Updated on July 17, 2020

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