Management Pack for Amazon Web Services

The Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Amazon Web Services is an embedded adapter for vRealize Operations (vROps), collecting performance, health, and availability data from your AWS environment and providing predictive analytics and real-time monitoring information—all within the vRealize Operations user interface.

Notable Features

The Management Pack for Amazon Web Services provides the following notable features:

  • 3 comprehensive monitoring dashboards:
    • Amazon Web Services OverviewGet a bird's eye view of the health of your Amazon Web Services using at-a-glance heatmaps
    • Amazon Web Services Environment Overview – Quickly troubleshoot an unhealthy service through alerts, KPIs, and deep-dive metrics
    • Amazon Web Services Budgets and Billing – Gain insight into the cost of running Amazon Web Services from your budget's estimated vs. actual spending to total billing charges to service-level spending
  • 350+ collected metrics around performance, disk, network, status, capacity, user configuration, property details, and more
  • 30 warning-level alerts to keep you ahead of critical service-related issues
  • 4 out-of-the-box reports provide visibility into AWS health and availability, budgets and billing, EBS Snapshots, and more

Getting Started

Wondering where to start? See our Getting Started (Amazon Web Services) and System Requirements (Amazon Web Services) topics for details.

VersionRelease DateDescription 17, 2019Fixed test connection error messages 1, 2019This is the first release to support vROps 7.x and 8.x and exclude support for vROps 6.x 24, 2018Initial General Availability release

Known Issues / Limitations

The following known issues/limitations exist for the currently-released version of the management pack:

  • CloudWatch metric retrieval is limited by constraints set for the GetMetricStatistics action. If you are using Amazon's defaults for CloudWatch metrics, the defaults set in the management pack will work properly. If you have customized your metrics, see the documentation linked above.
  • The collection interval for an adapter instance is set to 30 minutes by default, rather than the standard 5 minute collection interval. Because CloudWatch metrics can become quite expensive when collected in the standard 5 minute interval, time-series metrics were implemented for historical data, which then populates every half hour during collection. The collection interval can be adjusted, but keep in mind that it will impact the cost of the AWS CloudWatch service. (See: Amazon CloudWatch Pricing.)
  • If the management pack is installed in a clustered environment on one node and then moved to a different node, the collection interval will reset to 5 minutes.