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LM Cloud allows you to monitor your cloud services alongside your existing monitored infrastructure in LogicMonitor. The cloud monitoring strategy includes three components critical to measuring overall health and performance of a cloud infrastructure:
1. Resource Monitoring
2. Cloud Provider Availability Monitoring
3. Return On Investment (ROI) Monitoring
Monitored data for these three components is presented in auto-generated dashboards alongside any monitored data for on-premises infrastructure in LogicMonitor. LM Cloud centralizes monitoring, alerting, and reporting and provides granular data retention up to two years.
LogicMonitor collects data via the following methods:
Metrics from LM Cloud are presented within LogicMonitor the same way as metrics for all resources and device metrics.
LogicMonitor discovers your cloud resources and adds each resource as a LogicMonitor device. Datasources that are pre-configured to preform API calls and queries will be automatically applied to these discovered resources. If you also have a Collector deployed within your cloud environment, traditional Collector DataSources based on SNMP, WMI, and so on, will also auto-apply to these discovered resources.
All existing LogicMonitor reporting, alerting dashboard and monitoring functionality works the same way once this data is in LogicMonitor.
A traditional LogicMonitor Collector can provide more comprehensive monitoring for your cloud resources.
A Collector can provide OS-level metrics and application metrics for AWS EC2 instances and Azure VMs, which are not available through their Monitor APIs. For example, a Collector installed within AWS would monitor Apache running on any EC2 instance and traditional OS-level metrics such as Disk Usage and Memory Usage (not reported via CloudWatch).
A Collector is not required for LM Cloud. You will still be able to monitor your AWS and Azure resources via their APIs. However, you will not be able to monitor:
Cloud Provider Availablity monitoring includes many metrics that are not tied to a single resource (such as an EC2 instance or a VM), but instead indicate account-level health. These metrics include service limit utilization and cloud provider service disruptions or outages.
LogicMonitor automatically adds an “Account-Level Device” for each new cloud account. All non-resource specific metrics will be displayed under this device.
LM Cloud’s three component strategy (resource monitoring, cloud provider availability monitor, and ROI monitoring) does not depend on the cloud provider. Currently supported cloud services include Amazon Web Services Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform:
Start by adding your cloud environments into LogicMonitor. You can find instructions for adding your Microsoft Azure environment here, and instructions for adding your Amazon AWS environment here.
If you already have AWS or Azure resources in monitoring and want to adopt LM Cloud, read on here.
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