To monitor VM resources from an Amazon EC2 subscription, it must be added to OmniCenter (only OmniCenter SuperAdmins can do this).
- Log in to OmniCenter as a SuperAdmin and open the Cloud Monitoring Administration page (Administration → Modules → Cloud Monitoring).
- On the Cloud Monitoring Administration page, in the Amazon Web Services section, click the Add AWS button.
- In the dialog that appears, fill out the required fields using the information from your Amazon subscription.
This field is used for labeling within OmniCenter. The value is arbitrary and may be anything you decide.
- ACCESS KEY ID
Enter the key from your subscription.
- SECRET ACCESS KEY
Enter the secret key from your subscription.
- DEFAULT REGION
Select a region that most closely identifies your location, or the region specified by Amazon.
- SIGNATURE VERSION
Select the signature version to authenticate your AWS API requests.
- Click Save.
OmniCenter is now configured to monitor your AWS EC2 subscription for new resources, which it will do roughly every five minutes. When a new resource is detected—if the device is ping-able and responds to the credentials configured in OmniCenter—it will be automatically added and reported on as would any other device in your infrastructure.