Discover different cloud monitoring tools you might consider.
- [Instructor] So now let's get into the fun stuff, the tools. So there are hundreds of tools all performing different roles in monitoring and operations so what you're going to find and we're going to see a few of them in the demo section there are dozens and dozens of tools that you need to consider for the particular monitoring and also the roles that they're going to monitor. There are cost tools, governance tools, security tools, all sorts of things and your ability to understand your requirements and back the appropriate tool set into those requirements is really going to be your success. So make sure you consider that so this is not about leveraging the tools that your friends are using or that you hear the most about at the Amazon web services meetups but this is about picking the tool that is best fit for what you're trying to monitor and what you're trying to manage.
So the trick is picking a right collection of tools. Understand you're not going to get away with one tool. This is going to be a cost tool, a monitoring tool, security tool, all sorts of things, a trending tool, that you may want to bring together to build the right solution. The good news is that most of these tools are on demand of the cloud. You don't have to buy software, you don't have to install servers, those sorts of things and many of them live on the same cloud so they may live on Amazon, they may live on Google, they may live on Microsoft, so the cost is going to be right but the complexity in terms of how you're going to pick these things is going to be a bit of a challenge.
So technology we're looking at. AWS CloudWatch which is going to be a core pick if you're dealing with Amazon web services. Datadog which is dealing with multiple clouds. Librato which is dealing with trending and cloud analysis. Additionally, Cloud Cruiser for cost monitoring, Microsoft cloud monitoring capabilities, and also Rackspace cloud monitoring capabilities. So all of these systems are going to be part of your collection of tools that you're looking to pick. Obviously Rackspace is a fit if you're leveraging Rackspace manage service provider.
Microsoft, if you're leveraging their public cloud, Cloud Cruiser if you're leveraging AWS, Microsoft, or Google. So when we look at the foundations of monitoring and operation that we presented in the previous videos we need to understand where they fit. So certain patterns of these particular tools fit in a certain area. So AWS CloudWatch does performance, so does Librato, and they do cloud cloud health as well. So they're in two different spaces. Datadog does reporting, allows you to gather metrics and information over time and do reporting and Cloud Cruiser does costs.
In other words it allows you to leverage cost management and cost monitoring and then take corrective actions based on things that you find. So picking a tool, what are your requirements? In other words we talked about that, you need to understand what you need in a particular tool and technology and understand that you're going to pick many tools in technology. The budget. So what are you willing to pay? Some of these tools cost upward to a 100,000 dollars and 50,000 dollars maintenance a year. So if that's too rich for your blood, you need to figure out what the budget limitations are.
Evaluation. You test the things. So either run them off of the puppet cloud like you'll see in our demos or basically work with them to get an evaluation copy of the particular software but test, test, test, validate, validate, validate. Make sure it works and plays well with your existing cloud systems as well as your existing resources you're looking to leverage whether it's database storage systems, virtual servers, all those things are compatible with your monitoring and management tools.
- 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