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3. Visualizing your cloud environment with auto dashboards and reports

LogicMonitor will automatically add Dashboards and Reports when you add an AWS or Azure account into monitoring.  This provides you with instant visibility into your cloud deployments, and includes both overview and service-specific views into your environments.  These automatically generated Dashboards and Reports are intended to provide a starting point based on best practices, but you can customize them for your specific environment.

The Dashboards and Reports added, as well as the information therein, will depend on the services you select for monitoring (e.g. Billing widgets will not be displayed on an overview dashboard for AWS if you do not provide LogicMonitor with the S3 bucket in which your billing data is stored).

Currently, auto-generated Dashboards and Reports are only added for new AWS and Azure accounts added into LogicMonitor (i.e. the visuals will not appear for an AWS or Azure account that has been in monitoring for 6 months).

Automatically generated Dashboards and Reports are placed in auto-generated Dashboard and Report groups, respectively.  A Dashboard group will be added for any AWS or Azure account you add into LogicMonitor, and all automatically generated dashboards will be added to this group.  The same occurs for auto-generated reports.  Dashboard and Report groups are named based on the name you assigned the AWS or Azure account in LogicMonitor.  For example, a new AWS account named 'Prod AWS' would get a Dashboard group named 'Prod AWS Dashboards' and a Report group named 'Prod AWS Reports'.

 

The following Dashboards and Reports are currently auto-generated:

AWS

AWS environment overview

An overview dashboard will be added for all new AWS accounts, and this dashboard will include everything you need to get a cup of coffee overview of your AWS environment. It will display service specific NOC status, any alerts, any reported AWS availability disruptions & billing data (if billing was selected for monitoring). You can use this dashboard to share with execs or as a starting point to narrow down and localize where an issue is coming from during troubleshooting.

 

Service specific dashboards for EC2 and EBS

Each service-specific dashboard includes a NOC of the resources, the cost related to the service, any service limit utilization that can be displayed, relevant service alerts, critical metrics for the service, and then any issues with the cloud provider availability.

 

Service Utilization across services

Reports are auto-generated for new AWS accounts you add into LogicMonitor, and can display information that is better suited to report format. And the report format makes it really easy to share information across teams, or review on a weekly basis.

 

Azure:

Azure environment overview

An overview dashboard will be added for all new Azure accounts, and this dashboard will include everything you need to get a cup of coffee overview of your Azure environment. It will display service specific NOC status, any alerts, any reported Azure availability disruptions & billing data (if billing was selected for monitoring). You can use this dashboard to share with execs or as a starting point to narrow down and localize where an issue is coming from during troubleshooting.

 

Service specific dashboard for VMs

Each service-specific dashboard includes a NOC of the resources, any service limit utilization that can be displayed, relevant service alerts, critical metrics for the service, and then any issues with the cloud provider availability.

 

Service Utilization across services

Reports are auto-generated for new Azure accounts you add into LogicMonitor, and can display information that is better suited to report format. And the report format makes it really easy to share information across teams, or review on a weekly basis.