Dashboards provide the user interface you use to monitor and troubleshoot Amazon Web Services problems in vRealize Operations.

You can access the dashboards by selecting Dashboards, and then selecting AWS.

Table 1. AWS Dashboards
Dashboard Name Purpose
AWS Alerts The Alerts dashboard reports system-generated performance information for Amazon Web Services. In vRealize Operations 5.8 and later, the dashboard also displays alerts received from Amazon Web Services Cloudwatch.
AWS ASG Utilization

Use the Auto Scaling Group (ASG) dashboard to identify which ASG groups have a high utilization across the metrics CPU, Disk IO, Network Transmissions, Received/Sent, and Number of Instances in the ASG. Use that information to determine whether any action is needed to adjust the ASG parameters. For example, you might need to raise or lower the scaling threshold for the CPU metric.

ASG metrics are not collected by default. You must activate them when creating the group. This applies only to the metrics belonging directly to the auto scale group, for example GroupDesiredCapacity. It does not apply to the aggregate instance metrics for the ASG, for example Instance Aggregate CPU Utilization.

AWS Disk Space

Use the Disk Space dashboard to monitor EBS volumes to see whether they are running out of disk space and take appropriate action to anticipate future storage needs. Amazon Web Services does not report disk space by default.

For more information on accessing additional metrics, including disk space, and corresponding pricing, go to the Amazon Web Services documentation page at http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudWatch/latest/DeveloperGuide/mon-scripts.html

AWS Instance Heatmap Use the Instance Heatmap to monitor CPU/Disk/Network metric elements and identify instances that perform poorly.
AWS Instance Utilization Use to identify which EC2 instances have high use across the metrics for CPU, Disk IO, Network Transmissions, Received/Sent, and Memory. Use that information to determine whether you can optimize the system by making adjustments to EC2 instances.
AWS Troubleshooting

This dashboard is most helpful when someone calls in with a problem and you know which device they are using. You can search for that type of device or the specific device, if you know the name.

When you select the device, the relationship tree displays the item, its parents, and children. You can observe the Health, Workload, Anomalies, and Faults to get an overview of how the system is functioning in those areas. You can use information in the Interesting Metrics widget to help identify the root cause of issues. The Health, Anomalies, and Events Mash-up widget allows you to compare changes in the system to see how they might affect one another.

AWS Volume Performance Use the Volume Performance dashboard to identify Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes that are experiencing high disk read time, high disk write time, a high volume of disk read operations, or a high volume of disk write operations.
AWS Availability Use this dashboard to view the availability of each AWS service.
AWS Inventory Use this dashboard to view the count of each AWS service instance in each region.
AWS Optimization Use this dashboard to view if you are effectively using AWS services.
Table 2. AWS - All Other Dashboards
Dashboard Name Purpose
AWS Services
  • CloudFormation Stacks
  • Compute: EC2
  • Compute: Elastic Containers
  • Compute: Lambda Functions
  • Database: Dynamo
  • Database: Elasticache
  • Database: RDS
  • Database: Redshift
  • Desktop: Workspaces
  • Network: Load Balancers
  • Network: VPS
  • Simple Queue Services
  • Storage
Select AWS Services and then select a dashboard to view a specific service-related information.