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Related CLI Commands
The table below provides the list of service-related commands and their descriptions:
||Initiates service activation
||Manages CloudWatch and SSM agents on VMs
Further on this page, you can find the examples of the commands usage for SSM Service manipulation.
To start the service, run the or2-manage-ssm (or2ssm) command and specify the target project, region and -a activate action:
or2-manage-ssm -p project -r region -a activate
On command call a record is created in EPAM Orchestrator database containing the necessary configs and AWS credentials necessary for
The service collects the following data:
||CPU Utilization statistics
|Disk r/w bytes
||Disk load in bytes.
|Disk r/w operations
||Disk load in operations.
||The metrics combines used memory with RAM cash and the buffered memory.
|Network in/out bytes
||Network traffic in bytes
To install SSM and CloudWatch agents and start monitoring an instance, run:
or2-cloud-watch-agent -p project -r region -i instanceID -a install
On command call CloudWatch Agent and SSM Agent are installed to the VM via a Chef role.
To retrieve the information about the instances covered by CloudWatch monitoring,
run the same command with the -a describe parameter (you can also add -i instance_id to see the info on a specified instance):
or2-cloud-watch-agent -p project -r region -a describe
To stop monitoring a particular instance, use the command with the -a remove parameter:
or2-cloud-watch-agent -p project -r region -a remove
To deactivate the service, run the or2-manage-ssm (or2ssm) command with the -a deactivate parameter:
or2-manage-ssm -p project -r region -a deactivate
On command call, the record with AWS-related information is deleted from the EPAM Orchestrator
database and the CloudWatch Agent monitoring becomes unavailable for all project members and instances.
Reviewing the results
The service data collected by CloudWatch is not available to the users via a Web UI interface. However,
the metrics information can be reviewed as graphs on the Monitoring page:
The service is provided for free and does not result into additional costs.
More information on the SSM Service can be found in the EPAM Cloud Services Guide.
For detailed description of the Maestro CLI commands used to manage the SSM Service, refer to the
Maestro CLI User Guide.
The information on this and other analytics capabilities of EPAM Cloud Analytics is given on the
Cloud Analytics page.