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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 only in certain weekdays or between given hours.

“Always On” Setup

To setup “Always On” follow these steps:

  1. Go to EC2 section
  2. From the menu under the EC2 Instance you want to monitor, select “Always On”
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  3. In the “Always On” schedule window, check days and enter start and end time when the instance should be monitored.
    Examples:

      • To monitor instance 24/7, leave all option blank.

      EC2 Monitoring - Always On

      • To monitor instance every day but only between certain hours, leave days uncheck and enter “Starting At” and “Ending At” times.

      EC2 Monitoring - Always On

      • To monitor instance 24h but only in given weekdays, leave “Starting At” and “Ending At” blank and check days you want the instance to be monitored.

      EC2 Monitoring - Always On

      • To monitor instance in given weekdays and between certain hours, check days and enter “Starting At” and “Ending At” times.

      EC2 Monitoring - Always On
  4. Click “Save”

When a given EC2 Instance requires more flexibility in monitoring (hours/days), you can schedule multiple “Always On” for the same EC2 Instance to meet your needs.

For example, you can create schedules to monitor EC2 instance:

  1. Mon-Friday 24h
  2. Sat-Sun from 8AM to 8PM
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“Always On” Updating

To update “Always On”, click “Edit”, make necessary changes, and click “Save”.

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To delete “Always On” simply click “Delete”.

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If for any reason you have to stop EC2 Instance that is monitored by “Always On”, you can simply suspend “Always On” by clicking “Suspend”.

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To resume monitoring, click “Resume”.

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