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Install the AWS EC2 App and view the Dashboards

Install the Sumo Logic App for AWS EC2 CW to use the pre-configured searches and dashboards that provide visibility into your environment for real-time analysis of overall usage.

Install the Sumo Logic App

Now that you have set up collection for AWS EC2 metrics install the Sumo Logic App to use the pre-configured searches and dashboards that provide visibility into your environment for real-time analysis of overall usage.

To install the app:

Locate and install the AWS EC2 app from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.

  1. From the App Catalog, search for and select the app. 
  2. To install the app, click Add to Library and complete the following fields.
    • App Name. You can retain the existing name or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    • Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
    • Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or other folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with your organization. 

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 

AWS EC2 Overview (CloudWatch Metrics)

The AWS EC2 Overview (CloudWatch Metrics) dashboard provides at-a-glance information about a EC2 CPU, instance disk store, network and EBS volume usage along with EC2 instance health status.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor average CPU utilization and dedicated host CPU utilization, along with instances with High and Low CPU utilization
  • Monitor CPU credit Usage,Balance,Surplus Credit Charge,Surplus Credit balance
  • EBS related metrics like IO Balance, Byte Balance, Read/Write - bytes,ops 
  • Identify count of Status checks
  • Observe all relevant metrics for CPU, Internal Disk Store, Network utilization per instance type

AWS EC2 Summary (CloudWatch Metrics)

The AWS EC2 Summary (CloudWatch Metrics) dashboard provides at-a-glance information about a EC2 CPU, instance disk store, network and EBS volume usage along with EC2 instance health status.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor CPU utilization along with CPU credit details & status check counts for EC2
  • EBS related metrics for EC2 instance 
  • Observe Instance Disk Store (Disk Read/Write - Bytes & ops) for EC2 instance.
  • Monitor Network usage metrics (Network in/out - Byes & packets) for EC2 instance 

AWS EC2 - Events 

The AWS EC2 - Events dashboard provides detailed insights into all cloudtrail audit events associated with EC2 instances and specifically helps identify changes, errors, and user activities.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor the geo location for successful and failed events
  • Observed the event status and top error codes
  • Track distribution and top event types and trends
  • Monitor top IAM Users, Assumed Role Users and User agents
  • Monitor distribution of Successful and failed events with the list of latest events.

AWS EC2 CPU (CloudWatch Metrics)

The AWS EC2 CPU (CloudWatch Metrics) dashboard provides detailed information about EC2 CPU usage like CPU utilization and CPU credits for burstable performance instances.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor Average CPU utilization over time for EC2.
  • Observe CPU Credits metrics (Usage and balance) over time.
  • Identify CPU Surplus Credits (Charged and Balance) over time.

AWS EC2 EBS (CloudWatch Metrics)

The AWS EC2 EBS (CloudWatch Metrics) dashboard provides detailed information about EC2 EBS volumes for Nitro-based instances based on EBS volumes read and write bytes, operations, and information on the percentage of I/O and throughput credits remaining in the burst bucket.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor EBS volumes read and write bytes over time
  • Monitor EBS read and write ops over time
  • EBS IO balance and Byte Balance % metric over time for Ec2 instances.

AWS EC2 Disk (CloudWatch Metrics)

The AWS EC2 Disk (CloudWatch Metrics) dashboard provides detailed information about a EC2 Instance Store Disk usage based on disk read and write bytes, operations.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor instance store - Disk metrics like Disk read/write Bytes and Byte rate
  • Monitor instance store - Disk netrucs like Disk read/write Operations and Operation rate.

AWS EC2 Network (CloudWatch Metrics)

The AWS EC2 Network (CloudWatch Metrics) dashboard provides detailed information about EC2 Network activities based on In and out packets, bytes.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor imported network metrics like - Byte rate for input and out put and Bytes going in and out of Ec2 instances
  • Observe network metrics for Ec2 for packet in/out and  rate of the packets.

AWS EC2 Status Check (CloudWatch Metrics)

The AWS EC2 Status Check (CloudWatch Metrics) dashboard provides detailed information about an EC2 instance's health check status based on an instance, system, and overall health status.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor status check for instances
  • Monitor if the instance has passed the status check at last minute
  • Monitor if an instance has passed the system status check at last minute