VM Level

VM Level metrics allow you to get the performance statistics of your Cloud instances. In EPAM regions, Zabbix and Chef Server info is provided. Due to AWS Cloud Watch integration, you can get the statistics from the VMs located in AWS-* regions. In the current implementation, the VM-level monitoring statistics is not available for instances in Google and Azure clouds.

Chef and Zabbix monitoring services are currently not available for EPAM-KZ1 and AWS-* regions.

  • Chef Server Monitoring

    Chef Server monitoring is a default service that covers all instances created in EPAM Cloud via Maestro CLI tools.

  • Zabbix Monitoring

    Zabbix Monitoring service allows the user to set up Zabbix server monitoring for instances used within EPAM Cloud.

  • AWS Cloud Watch

    There are situations when it would be convenient for users to monitor the AWS instances from EPAM Orchestration. We integrated Amazon Cloud Watch and EPAM Orchestrator, so that you can see all the metrics monitored by Amazon on the Monitoring page of Orchestration UI.

VM-Level and Region Hosts Data Representation

There are two types of statistics provided by the VM-Level analytics. They are the default Chef monitoring and customizable Zabbix monitoring data.

The graphs for Chef and Zabbix server statistics are unified, and they provide you a set of information blocks and controls:

  • A: The Legend. Here, the list of the metrics covered in Graph is displayed together with the details on the key values on these metrics. Each metrics is marked with a specific color.
  • B: Graph. Here, the changes of the metrics values within the specified time period are given. For Zabbix monitoring, the time period and granularity are specified in the control panel (D). For Chef monitoring, the data for the last 30 minutes is given with 5 minutes granularity. If a graph displays the data for only one metrics, the highest value will be marked with a round dot:
  • C: Peak values. Here, the Last, Average, Maximum and Minimum values of the represented metrics are given. The LAST, AVG and MAX values are the maximum values of the respective type among all the metrics in the graph. The MIN value gives the minimum value of all the metrics. The color of the marker indicates the metrics to which the displayed value belongs.
  • D: Control panel. This panel is available for Zabbix graphs only. It allows you to select the graphs granularity (the frequency of the control points) and time period for which the statistics is given. The possible Granularity levels are 1 minute, 5 minutes, 1 hour. The available periods are 1, 2, 3, 4, 12 hours and 1 day.
  • E: Email reporting. The functionality is available for Zabbix graphs only. The "Email" button makes Orchestrator mail you the detailed Zabbix info. The received E-mail can be used for detailed review or forwarded to the Consulting and Support teams in case any problems occur. This is a very informative and easy way to investigate the issues.

On the Radar page, it is possible to see Zabbix statistics for the region related hosts. Here, on some periods and levels of granularity, you can see the "shades" around the metrics line.

The metrics line itself represents an average value, while the upper limit of the shade gives the maximum value, and the lower limit illustrates the minimum value: