Learn about how to create your own cloud monitoring plan.
- [Instructor] So next, we need to create the Cloud Monitoring and Operations Plan. You know, core to this, and this is kind of an old saying, if you don't plan, you plan to fail, and ultimately this is about planning. You need to understand your requirements and how your solution works and plays well in the context of requirements, and also what technology you're moving to. What strategy that you're leveraging, which compliance rules and regulations are you dealing with, all this stuff needs to be considered. How much it's going to cost, who's going to implement at training, deployment, all those sorts of things are very important.
So once we understand the requirements, this plan provides a plan for implementing operation. So keep that in mind. So once we understand where we are, our as-is state, and what the current requirements are, then we need to understand how do we take this and implement it, and actually make it a working, monitoring and management solution? So planning entails scheduling. So what is a schedule? We're going to figure out requirements in a very short period of time, we're going to test the platforms we're looking at, understand the compliance issues, basically from the planning to the deployment, to the implementation, to the operations, and then iterating back again and basically starting over, continuously improving as we move forward.
Deploying the system, in other words how we're going to do it. In other words, how many resources is it going to take, people it's going to take, money it's going to take, when it's going to occur, what schedules do we need to live up to, and also, what are the risks? Are we going to, as we deploy this monitoring and management solution, kill applications by mistake, or overwrite data by mistake. You know, what are those things that are going to stop us dead in our tracks from moving this solution out. And then training. People need to know how to use these products. So ultimately, we saw that they're fairly easy to use, when you dig deep into the logging capabilities of Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services, and the other systems that are out there, they're going to take quite a bit of training and understanding to just start moving forward with this technology.
Again, create your own cloud monitoring and operations plan. Step two, and this is probably one of the most important steps, because even though requirements need to be understood, people who don't plan and understand what they're looking to do with this particular type of technology, typically are going to risk failure. And that failure's going to be very tough to fix, because money's spent, budgets are spent, people are utilized, people are trained, all these sorts of things is very difficult to hit the reset button.
- Cloud health, performance, security, and governance monitoring
- Cloud monitoring analytics
- Cloud monitoring costs
- AWS CloudWatch
- Librato CloudWatch
- Cloud Cruiser
- Microsoft cloud monitoring
- Rackspace cloud monitoring
- Creating a cloud monitoring and operations plan
- Defining cloud monitoring operations patterns