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Version: ⭐ 22.04

Discover resources automatically

In this tutorial, we will use the Auto Discovery module to detect AWS EC2 instances and monitor them.

Prerequisites​

You must have:

  • the credentials to the AWS group of instances you want to monitor (Name, AWS Access Key and AWS Secret Key)
  • the region your AWS instances are in.

Step 1: Installing the Amazon EC2 plugin​

  1. Make sure your commercial license or your free IT-100 license is installed.

  2. Install the autodiscovery module.

  3. Make the Plugin Packs available:

    • If you have an offline licence, in your central server's terminal, enter:

      yum install centreon-pack-*
    • If you have an online license, the Plugin Packs are already available in the interface.

  4. To install the Amazon EC2 Plugin Pack, go to Configuration > Plugin Packs.

  5. In the Keyword field, type Amazon EC2 and then click Search.

  6. Click on the + sign in the top right corner of the Plugin Pack. The Plugin Pack now has a green border and a tick mark in the top right corner: configuration templates and discovery providers are now installed.

  7. Follow this procedure (sections Plugin dependencies and Setup) to finish installing the Plugin Pack. (You can also access the documentation for a Plugin Pack by clicking on the i.)

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Step 2: Configure the discovery job​

  1. Go to Configuration > Hosts > Discovery, and then click Add.

  2. Enter a name for your discovery job, and then select the Amazon AWS EC2 provider. Click Next.

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  3. If your infrastructure requires it, fill in the details for the proxy you want to use.

  4. Click on the + sign to the right of the Choose credentials list. Fill in the Name, AWS Access Key and AWS Secret Key fields, then click on Confirm. Click Next.

  5. Enter the region your EC2 instances are in (for example, eu-north-1). Click Next.

  6. Edit or add mappers:

    • Map host.name to the discovery.results.name attribute. The names of your hosts in Centreon will be the ones defined in this attribute (i.e. the hostname of the instance).
    • In our example, we will exclude the instances whose hostname contains "test".

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    Click Next.

  7. Select Manual analysis: we will have to add the hosts to the list of monitored hosts manually. Click Next.

  8. Select Execute immediately and then click Finish. The discovery job appears in the list of jobs.

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Step 3: Saving the hosts and monitoring them​

  1. After a few seconds, refresh the page. There should be a green tick mark in the Status column.

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  2. Hover over the job that has just ended and then click Display the job result (the arrow icon). A list of hosts appears.

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  3. Select the hosts you want to add to the list of monitored hosts, and then click Save. image

  4. Go to Configuration > Hosts > Hosts and check that the hosts you selected at the previous step appear in the list. The hosts are added to the lists of hosts but they are not monitored yet.

  5. Deploy the configuration. The hosts appear in the Resources Status page: they are monitored.