To get started with cloud monitoring, add a cloud account to the Orion Platform.
Before proceeding, make sure the cloud account is configured for the Orion Platform. Be sure to have your cloud account credentials handy.
- Log into the Orion Web Console.
- Click My Dashboards > Cloud to access the Cloud Summary page.
In the Getting Started resource, click Monitor my Cloud Instances.
Select a Cloud Service Provider.
- Click Monitor AWS or Monitor Azure, depending on which provider you selected.
- On the Cloud Settings tab, enter a Display Name for the account and provide account credentials.
- If the SolarWinds Orion server requires a proxy server to connect to certain websites, click "Are you behind a proxy?" to configure proxy settings.
(Optional) Click Test Connection.
If an error occurs, verify account credentials and confirm that accounts are configured for the Orion Platform.
- (Optional) Toggle Auto Monitoring off for instances/VMs added later, either manually or via automated discovery.
Click Continue to complete the wizard.
To learn more about wizard options, see Add a Cloud Account.
After an account is added, the Orion Platform begins polling for data. Click Dashboards > Cloud to display the Cloud Summary page and review instances/VMs for the new account.
If necessary, you can restrict other Orion Web Console users from displaying instances/VMs for an account.
Hover over the name of a cloud instance/VM to display more details about it.
If an instance/VM is a managed node, additional data, such as CPU usage and packet loss, displays.
The Cloud Summary page displays a variety of data. Use the Search Instances field to find instances/VMs and volumes quickly. Click hyperlinks to access more details quickly. Hover over points to compare collected data and linked alerts.
- The Cloud Instances Status Summary shows various metrics. Values that exceed thresholds are colored to indicate warning (orange) and critical (red) values.
- The Cloud Asset Summary displays totals for instances/VMs, attached volumes, and storage capacity, grouped by cloud service provider.
- The Cloud Server Infrastructure section groups instances/VMs by cloud account and region.
- The Active Cloud Alerts section lists unacknowledged alerts currently affecting cloud instances/VMs.
- The Cloud Applications with Problems section lists applications with issues on cloud instances managed as nodes in SAM.
- The Cloud Volumes Performance section includes various volume-related metrics.
To track performance and usage trends, you may want to focus on the following resources:
- Active Alerts lists active alerts affecting the cloud instance.
- Min/Max/Average of Average CPU load displays average CPU load collected and calculated for the cloud instance.
- Min/Max/Average of Network Utilization provides a chart of the minimum, maximum, and average bits per second transmitted and received over a cloud instance for a custom period of time.