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Install the Host Metrics (EC2) App and view the Dashboards

This page provides instructions on how to install the Host Metrics (EC2) App, and also view the Dashboards.

Install the Sumo Logic App

Now that you have set up the collection for Host Metrics (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 app you need 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 the Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
    • Click Add to Library.

Once the app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or any other folder 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 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.

The AWS EC2 - Overview (Host Metrics) dashboard provides insights into EC2 performance throughout your infrastructure, including CPU utilization, network rates, disk, and memory usage.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Quickly identify instances with high and low CPU and memory utilization.
  • Monitor average statistics across various resource dimensions across all of your EC2 instances.
  • Identify trends and deviations in resource usage across instance types, based upon which you can identify which instance types need to be resized.
  • Monitor average CPU utilization by instance type.

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AWS EC2 - Summary (Host Metrics)

The AWS EC2 - Summary (Host Metrics) dashboard provides resource utilization insights for a specific EC2 instance.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor resource utilization statistics for a specific  EC2 instance.
  • Determine if an instance needs to be resized based on utilization.
  • Identify potential infrastructure issues by identifying deviations in trends and monitoring.

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AWS EC2 - CPU

The AWS EC2 - CPU (Host Metrics) dashboard provides insights into EC2 CPU performance throughout your infrastructure, including average CPU load, system, user, idle, and wait times, as well as statistics per instance. 

Use this dashboard to:

  • Quickly identify if high CPU utilization for an EC2 instance is potentially causing a production issue.
  • Determine how CPU cycles are being spent across  CPU user time, system time, and  IO wait time.

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AWS EC2 - Memory (Host Metrics)

The AWS EC2 - Memory (Host Metrics) dashboard provides insights into EC2 memory usage per instance for total and percentage memory usage, free memory use, buffers, cache memory, and system memory.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Quickly identify if high memory utilization for an EC2 instance is potentially causing a production issue
  • Determine how memory is being used across buffers and cache memory.

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AWS EC2 - Disk (Host Metrics)

The AWS EC2 - Disk (Host Metrics) dashboard provides insights into EC2 disk usage per instance throughout your infrastructure, including directory, writes and usage, available bytes, used bytes, and byte read and write rates.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Quickly identify if high disk utilization for an EC2 instance is potentially causing a production issue.
  • Determine which directories have the most disk usage. 
  • Determine the performance of your storage by monitoring disk read/write rates.

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AWS EC2 - Network (Host Metrics)

The AWS EC2 - Network (Host Metrics) dashboard provides insights into EC2 network performance per instance across your infrastructure, including metrics for the average number of packets in and out, packet rate in and out, and byte rate in and out.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Quickly identify if traffic sent and received rates for an EC2 instance is potentially causing a production issue.
  • Determine if any improvements need to be made to your AWS networking infrastructure for optimal performance.

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AWS EC2 - TCP (Host Metrics)

The AWS EC2 - TCP (Host Metrics) dashboard  provides insights into TCP traffic performance per EC2 instance throughout your infrastructure, including metrics for inbound and outbound connections, listen and established connections, and close wait and time wait connections.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Quickly identify if TCP traffic for an EC2 instance is potentially causing a production issue.
  • Identify if any improvements need to be made to optimize TCP traffic by analyzing various TCP connection states.

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