Amazon EC2 Account Cost Monitoring FastPack
dynaTrace 5.5 and higher
This FastPack extends performance data collection to number of instances on Amazon EC2 and estimated cost. It
To achieve this, this plugin uses the Amazon Webservices interfaces to periodically retrieve information about the number and types of EC2 instances and CloudFormations that are running in a configured Amazon AWS account and calculates related measures.
Feel free to contribute any changes on Github
Hey Dominik, has this been tested for 5.x and more specifically 5.5?
It should basically still work, only Amazon has added a number of new instance types and adjusted prices quite a bit, so you will need to update the price-information in the properties.
I'll try to upload a newer version which provides these prices out of the box and even tries to keep them up-to-date automatically as far as possible (Amazon is somewhat reluctant to officially publish machine-readable price information...).
Awesome, thanks for the quick response Dominik! This is a great plugin and I think my customer will get quite a bit of use out of it. Nice job!
Obviously I didn't manage to update it until now and it will take a bit longer still as I am out of the office now for 2 weeks, stay tuned by watching the page!
Please give the new version a try, should work with dynaTrace 5.5 up to 6.0, some new features added as well!
Do we have a specific customer use case for this? Who are the folks that typically want to see this data? Just curious, a very interesting plug-in.
It's an easy way to see how many instances are used or get created on an Amazon AWS account together with a rough estimation of costs.
Typical users are people monitoring usage/costs as well as e.g. a Hall-Monitor displaying current usage for everybody to see.
It let's you integrate this data into dynaTrace so you don't need to look somewhere else for these metrics, but rather you can then use all of dynaTrace on them, e.g. charting or alerting when too many instances are used, .... together with historical data about usage in the past.
Target audience is likely a light to intermediate user of Amazon AWS services as anybody using more services and/or lots of instances will want to handle creation/usage in a more controlled manner via a specialized tool-set.
Hi - what are the minimum account rights to get this working? We're currently seeing an access denied message.
The monitor uses the following classes from the API, so it should work with fairly basic read-only access to EC2, StackFormation and RDS