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EC2 Windows Monitoring

EC2 Windows Monitoring EC2 Monitoring is a tool to monitor resources on Windows Server. EC2 Monitoring requires installation of Monitoring Agent. Monitoring Agent requirements: – Windows Server 2008 or later 64 bit – .NET 4.5 Installing Agent: Go to EC2 Monitoring section and from the configuration menu select Download Agent. Unzip file on your Windows [...]

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AWS EC2 Backup Status Report

AWS EC2 Instance and EBS Volumes Backup Status Review Backup Status report was designed to provide detailed overview of the status EC2 (AMI) and EBS (Snapshots) backups. Information available on the report EC2 Instance: Instance ID Instance Name Last AMI ID Last AMI Name Last AMI Date Total AMIs EBS Volume: Volume ID Volume Name [...]

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EBS Pre-Warmer

EBS Volume Pre-Warming When you create a new EBS volume or restore a volume from a snapshot, the back-end storage blocks are allocated to you immediately. However, the first time you access a block of storage, it must be either wiped clean (for new volumes) or instantiated from its snapshot (for restored volumes) before you [...]

EC2 Scheduler Demystifying

In this article we explain how to use and navigate through Elastic Cloud Gate EC2 Schedulers. I. Schedulers Below, we have listed different schedulers available under EC2 section. The red numbers correspond to the numbers described in the “Configuration” section further in this article. EC2 Scheduler   Snapshot Scheduler   AMI Scheduler   Volume Size [...]

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EC2 Monitoring – Always On

Elastic Cloud Gate “Always On” feature allows monitoring of EC2 Instances. “Always On” will check the status of the EC2 Instance every 1 minute. When the status of monitoring EC2 Instance is not in “running” mode, “Always On” will attempt to start the instance. “Always On” can be setup to monitor given instance 24/7 or [...]

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EC2 Scheduler Templates Management

EC2 Scheduler Templates Manager is a tool to manage scheduler across multiple EC2 objects. Each template can have assigned one or multiple actions and one or multiple EC2 objects Action types include: Start, Stop or Reboot EC2 instance AMI backup EBS volume snapshot Snapshots or AMI maintenance EC2 object can be any EC2 Instance or [...]

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How to Start with Elastic Cloud Gate

After successful registration, the first login will redirect you to the page where you have to setup your AWS API Credential: Account Name: this name will be used to identify given AWS account. It will appear on drop down list, on each page where you can switch between accounts. Account Number: It is your AWS [...]

How to create and maintain RDS backups

Using Amazon AWS Management Console you can create two types of RDS snapshots: Automated Backup DB Snapshot Automated backup – is the backup executed based on the daily schedule that enables point-in-time recovery of your DB Instance. DB Snapshot – enables you to back up your DB Instance in a known state. The backup is [...]

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How to transfer EC2 Instances between AWS accounts

In this article we will explain how to copy your AWS EC2 resources from one AWS account to another, using Elastic Cloud Gate console. Before you start, please make sure that both source and destination accounts are already setup. If not, click “Manage Accounts” and add missing account(s). To read about all Disaster Recovery options [...]

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How to extend the EBS volume size

If you are not a member of Elastic Cloud Gate, here is the link to AWS article describe how to expend the EBS volume size in 8 steps: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ebs-expand-volume.html If you are the member of Elastic Cloud Gate, here is how to extend the EBS volume size in 2 steps: 1. Under EC2 Section from [...]

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