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Amazon AWS probe

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Monitoring probe remotely monitors the health and performance counters of various AWS services over a cloud network. The probe lets you create profiles that monitor your AWS user account and fetches all the service data from the AWS CloudWatch.

Probe Requirements


The probe requires:
  • One or more Amazon AWS accounts
  • Java 1.6 or higher (on the robot machine, where the probe runs)


The configuration user interface requires (Applicable till 1.1x release):
  • Windows XP
  • .Net Framework 3.5 SP1
Revision history
Date Description State Version
07.01.2022

What's New:

  • Updated log4j library to 2.17.1 to remediate the vulnerabilities - CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046, CVE-2021-45105.
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GA 5.42
09.07.2019

What's New:

  • The probe has been updated to address the common vulnerabilities and exposures by updating the jackson-databind libraries. For more information and CVE numbers, see Addressing Jackson Vulnerabilities.

Fixed Defects:

  • Fixed an issue where the Health Services Status data is not updated. Support Case 01253021
  • Fixed an issue where the custom metrics for the CWAgent cannot be vierwed in the Admin Console. Support case 01207005

For more information, refer https://docops.ca.com/rest/ca/product/latest/topic?hid=aws_RN&space=UIMPGA&language=&format=rendered

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5.41
23.09.2018

What’s New:

  • Added support for the probe to use IAM roles set on the EC2 instances, where the probe is deployed, to access AWS resources without using Access Key and Secret Key for authentication. For more information, see the Create a Profile section in aws AC Configuration.

For Detailed Release Notes-Please refer

https://docops.ca.com/rest/ca/product/latest/topic?format=rendered&language=&space=UIMPGA&hid=aws_RN

Note: Support case(s) may not be viewable to all

MD5 Checksum: 06f109d4cd44856ecd4ae0a1ce31a23c
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5.40
23.02.2018 What’s New:
• Added Region and Services List to exclude or include AWS regions and services from discovery and monitoring to only collect data from selected services and optimize API usage. For more information, see the Create a Profile section in aws AC Configuration.
• AWS probe can be configured to fetch, parse and send parsed Cloudtrail logs to AXA Kafka.
• Added following 2 new metrics for monitoring performance of EC2 and RDS T2 instances:
o CPUCreditUsage: Monitors percentage credit used
o CPUCreditBalance: Monitors available credit balance
For more information, see aws Metrics.
Note: These metrics are not applicable to other instance types.

• Added metric, DBInstanceStatus, to monitor the status of a Relational Database Service DB instance. For more information, see aws Metrics.
Important! The QoS data collection for AWS services is not dependent on the status of Active check box under Service Configurations in AC GUI. The QoS data is collected based on the individual QoS selection for specific AWS services. The Active check box will be removed from the Admin Console’s Service Configuration section in the future release of the probe.

Fixed Defects:
• The probe did not collect all custom metrics for Linux systems. Support case number 00776420
• The probe generated QoS values as 0 instead of NULL for free available space when a value wasn't retrieved from AWS CloudWatch. Support case number 00802202
• The probe did not collect data for AWS Route53 and Lambda even after enabling QoS metrics in the template. Support case number 00840045
• The probe version 5.26 stopped displaying EC2 instances after some time post probe installation. Support case number 00841187
• The probe version 5.26 reported NULL values for Auto Scaling Factory Template. Support case number 00913242

For Detailed Release Notes-Please refer
https://docops.ca.com/rest/ca/product/latest/topic?format=rendered&language=&space=UIMPGA&hid=aws_RN
Note: Support case(s) may not be viewable to all
SHA-1: 29ff17b100b6ffe100b3c67b0cf56c03c76ebb42
MD5: 7c5150443561be766f2b371545658f06
5.34
31.05.2017

Fixed Defect:

  • The probe retrieved monitoring information of services of only one cluster when the AWS account has multiple clusters. Support case number 623074
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sha1sum: 0bd3f0044828cdf9a8e18f9cb7e32e55600646a8
5.26
17.04.2017 What's New:
  • Added support to monitor the performance and billing information of the AWS Lambda service.
  • Added a factory template to configure monitoring parameters for the AWS Lambda service.
  • Added support to monitor the following instance statistics:
    • Active EC2 Instances
    • EBS Instances
    • VPC Instances
    • RDS Instances
    • Auto Scale Instances
    • DynamoDB Instances
    • ECS Instances
    • Route53 Instances
    • ElastiCache Instances
    • SNS Instances
    • SQS Instances
    • ELB Instances
    • S3 Instances
  • Added support to create groups using the following AWS advanced filters in USM. For more information, see Create AWS Groups in USM in aws AC Configuration.
    • AWSUserName: filters using AWS accounts
    • AWSComputerNameInTags: filters using the name tag of the EC2 instance.
    • ComputerName: filters AWS instances using the instance ID.
      • Added support to identify instances with a combination of Instance ID and computer name when two or more instances have the same name in different regions.
      • Added support to display detailed information about VPCs in USM.
      Fixed Defect:
      • The probe did not retrieve monitoring information for empty clusters outside the US West (Oregon) region.
      md5sum: 2e928e7acc81c2bd5b28945c7fa3c174
      sha1sum: 4dc2032e4d067a77be5f6122e54f4ea5bd3c0361
5.25
16.02.2017 md5: 9b8157fcb4a43a542b7b665d84c5f5ca

Fixed Defect:


  • Fixed an issue where the probe configuration GUI did not show the device inventory if MCS templates were enabled.


What's new:


  • Added support to collect only enabled monitoring information for selected services.
    Note: The probe always collects billing information for supported services.
  • Optimized the monitoring information collection interval for the following services:
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) - 24 hour intervals
    • AWS Billing and Cost Management - 8 hour intervals
  • Removed additional user credential requirement to collect billing information.
  • Added support for metric configuration through Monitoring Configuration Service (MCS).
    Note: This version of the probe supports but is not certified to work with MCS in the CA UIM 8.51 Beta release.
5.21
13.01.2017 What's new:
1. Added support to collect only enabled monitoring information for selected services.
Note: The probe always collects billing information for supported services.
2. Optimized the monitoring information collection interval for the following services:
a. Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) - 24 hour intervals
b. AWS Billing and Cost Management - 8 hour intervals
3. Removed additional user credential requirement to collect billing information.
4. Added support for metric configuration through Monitoring Configuration Service (MCS).
Note: This version of the probe supports but is not certified to work with MCS in the CA UIM 8.51 Betarelease.
For Detailed Release Notes-Please refer
https://docops.ca.com//rest/ca/product/latest/topic?format=rendered&language=&space=UIMPGA&hid=aws_RN
5.20
24.09.2016 What's new:
- Added help text in the Template Editor interface.

Fixed Defect:
- The probe did not store the monitoring information correctly when Amazon Web Services encountered any issue.
For Detailed Release Notes-Please refer
https://docops.ca.com//rest/ca/product/latest/topic?format=rendered&language=&space=UIMPGA&hid=aws_RN
5.11
29.08.2016 What's New:
  • Added support in templates to filter the EC2 instances using AWS availability regions.
  • Added support to monitor the geographical health and EC2 instances in the apsouth- 1: Asia Pacific (Mumbai) region.
  • Improved the monitoring performance for the following services:
    • Auto Scaling
    • Relational Database Service (RDS)
    • Simple Notification Service (SNS)
  • Enhanced the factory templates to include monitors for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) CABI dashboard. For more information, see AWS CABI for CA UIM Dashboards - Pre-release (https://docops.ca.com/display/UIMPGA /AWS+CABI+for+CA+UIM+Dashboards+-+Pre-release).
  • Enhanced the Auto Scaling Factory Template with monitors for Auto Scaling groups.
5.10
29.06.2016 What's New:
  • Added support for unified dashboards for individual AWS services.
  • Added factory templates for each unified dashboard for individual AWS services.
  • Added support to monitor the following AWS services:
    • Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS)
    • Amazon DynamoDB
    • Amazon Route 53
  • Added support to monitor the AWS Billing and Cost Management console for the following services:
    • DynamoDB
    • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
    • ElastiCache
    • Relational Database Service (RDS)
    • Route 53
    • Simple Notification Service (SNS)
    • Simple Queue Service (SQS)
    • Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Added support to monitor the power state of an EC2 instance.
  • Added support to monitor the size and number of objects in an S3 bucket.
  • Added support to monitor the following parameters in Elasticache:
    • Host
      • Network usage
      • Swap memory usage
    • Redis
      • Cache hits and misses
      • Number of evictions, hyperloglog based commands, new connection, key expirations, and current items
      • Replication size and lag
  • Enhanced the factory template.
  • Updated monitors in the probe with default threshold values.
Fixed Defects:
  • The probe displayed the Bin Log monitor for non-SQL Server RDS instances.
  • The probe generated QoS values as 0 instead of NULL when a value wasn't retrieved from AWS Cloudwatch.
5.00
19.03.2016 What's New:

Added the following functionalities in service health:
- Monitor health of additional services
- Generate QoS data for service health
- Ignore alarms for deprecated services
- Configure a timeframe and ignore the status of a service earlier than that. For more information, see Monitor Service Health.
Added the following functionalities in EC2:
- Monitor the EC2 instances that use only private IP addresses. For more information, see EC2 Private IP Configuration.
- Display the public or private DNS name of the EC2 instance in USM instead of instance ID.
- Filter the EC2 instances to monitor using templates by user specified AWS tags. For more information, see Configure EC2 Tags.
- Monitor the EC2 instance status
Alarm messages have the following updates:
- Enriched content in alarm messages
- Complete service health name in alarm source
- Removed alarm generation when service monitoring is initialized.
Enhanced the factory template.


For Detailed Release Notes-Please refer https://wiki.ca.com/rest/ca/product/latest/topic?format=rendered&language=&space=UIMPGA&hid=aws_RN
4.10
23.09.2015 Fixed Defects:
1. The probe displayed a profile in Failure state despite of a successful credential verification. Salesforce cases 00169402, 70000878.
2. Updated the documentation to describe that Namespace and Dimension are required in the scripts to display the custom metrics on the probe GUI. Salesforce case 00167924
Note: For more information, see the Custom Metrics section in the aws AC GUI Reference article.

For Detailed Release Notes-Please refer
https://wiki.ca.com/rest/ca/product/latest/topic?format=rendered&language=&space=UIMPGA&hid=aws_RN
Note: Salesforce case(s) may not be viewable to all customers.
4.02
12.06.2015 Fixed an issue where NULL QoS value were generated for S3 service.
For Detailed Release Notes-Please refer
https://wiki.ca.com/rest/ca/product/latest/topic?format=rendered&language=&space=UIMPGA&hid=aws_RN
4.01
29.05.2015 Added Feature:
Ability to apply bulk configuration for profiles and services. The templates allow you to apply common monitoring configuration for multiple instance of a services and for multiple profiles. Template Editor will be available from 4.0 version of probe and UIM 8.3 onwards.
Note: Health and Custom Metrics are not supported on Template Editor.

Factory templates for all monitors are available for Unified Dashboard.
Note: Factory Templates do not support Simple Storage Service (S3).

Ability to create Auto Scale Groups on USM groups.
For Detailed Release Notes-Please refer
https://wiki.ca.com/rest/ca/product/latest/topic?format=rendered&language=&space=UIMPGA&hid=aws_RN
4.00
29.12.2014 Removed the ReplicaLag monitor for the RDS service from the GUI from version 3.51 onwards, for all databases except MySQL.

Note: When upgrading the probe from version 3.00 ~ 3.50 to version 3.51, you must delete the ReplicaLag key from the Raw Configure option to stop unwanted alarms for databases other than MySQL.
For Detailed Release Notes-Please refer
https://wiki.ca.com/rest/ca/product/latest/topic?format=rendered&language=&space=UIMPGA&hid=aws_RN
3.51
08.12.2014 Addition of ELB,SNS,SQS and Auto Scaling services. Improved performance for data collection
For Detailed Release Notes-Please refer
https://wiki.ca.com/display/UIMPGA/AWS+Monitoring+%28aws%29+Release+Notes
3.50
30.09.2014 Changed default value of Statistics field from Maximum to Average for EC2,EBS,RDS,ElastiCache services, and Custom Metrics monitoring
For Detailed Release Notes- Please Refer http://docs.nimsoft.com/prodhelp/en_US/Probes/AdminConsole/aws/ReleaseNotes/index.htm
3.01
19.09.2014 Addition of EBS, RDS, ElastiCache services, and Custom Metrics monitoring
For Detailed Release Notes- Please Refer http://docs.nimsoft.com/prodhelp/en_US/Probes/AdminConsole/aws/ReleaseNotes/index.htm
3.00
27.06.2014 First release of the probe for Admin Console GUI.
The probe is now available only through the web-based GUI and not through the Infrastructure Manager (IM) GUI.
Upgrade from previous versions to version 2.0x and later is not supported.
The probe requires PPM probe version 2.34 for execution.
Note: Probe is supported from NMS 7.6 and later only


For Detailed Release Notes- Please Refer http://docs.nimsoft.com/prodhelp/en_US/Probes/AdminConsole/aws/ReleaseNotes/index.htm
2.01
24.06.2013 Added Regional support for gathering metrics for QoS and Alarm. Added configuration capabilities for Message Alarms for 7 Cloud watch Metrics Re-structuring of QoS Names. Added option to configure the Log level. Added the t1.micro instance option for Deployment sampler. 1.10
31.12.2009 First version of the Amazon AWS probe. 1.00
Requirements
Platform: Please refer to the Platform Support Matrix located in the Download section of http://support.nimsoft.com
Software: None
Hardware: None