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Foglight Hybrid Cloud Manager 1.2 - User Guide (for AWS environments)

Getting authentication information through console

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Log into the AWS IAM console at: https://console.aws.amazon.com/iam/.
2
Click IAM under the Security, Identity & Compliance column.
The Resource Groups view opens on the right.
4
In the Resource Groups view, click the user which Access Key is to be retrieved.
The User Summary view opens.
5
In the User Summary view, click Security credentials, then the Sign-in credentials view opens.
6
In the Access keys area, click Create access key.
The Create access key dialog box appears and shows the access key and Secret access key.
7
Click Download .csv file to keep the access key and secret access key somewhere safe.
8
(Optional) If you see the Limit exceed message, click the button next to the Status column to delete an access key that is not being used. Then repeat Step 6 to create and retrieve a new access key.

Creating an AWS Agent

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On the navigation panel, under Homes, click Cloud Manager.
The Cloud Manager dashboard opens.
4
In the Cloud Manager dashboard, click Administration, and then click Add or Create AWS Agent.
The Agent Setup Wizard dialog box opens.
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In the Select Agent Host view, select the agent manager on which the new agent is to be deployed, and then click Next.
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In the AWS Credential view, specify the following values, as needed, then click Finish.
Account Alias: The display name of this account.
Collect Memory Metric: Select this option to enable the collection of instance memory metrics. The default value is disabled.
Collect Linux Volume Utilization: Select this option to enable the collection of Linux volume utilization. The default value is disabled.
Specify an agent name (Optional): Specify the name of agent.
Configure regions to be monitored (Optional): Select AWS regions for monitoring. All regions will be monitored if this field is not configured.

Configuring data collection interval

Foglight Hybrid Cloud Manager enables you to configure the interval for data collection using the Agent Status dashboard.

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On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, select Administration > Agents > Agent Status.
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On the Agent Status dashboard, select the AWS agent that you want to monitor, and then click Edit Properties.
The Edit Properties view opens.
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Select True for Collect Memory Metric and Collect Volume Metric, and then specify a value for Collection Interval Offset.
Quest highly recommends setting the Collector Config (also knowns as Collection interval) to a value greater than 10 minutes. If the Collection interval is less than 10 minutes, AWS agent cannot collect metrics from AWS Cloud Watch as AWS Cloud Watch has a 10-minute delay. If you insist on setting this interval less than 10 minutes, ensure the following:
Collection Interval Offset must be set to a non-negative integer.
n represents the value of Collection Interval Offset.
I represents the value of Collector Config (in minutes).

Dashboard location and UI elements

After installing Foglight Hybrid Cloud Manager for AWS, the Cloud Manager entry appears under Homes.

To access the Cloud Manager dashboard:
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On the navigation panel, under Homes, click Cloud Manager, and then click AWS.
The Cloud Manager dashboard opens.

The Cloud Manager dashboard consists of the following UI elements:

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