An important part of APM for Cloud solutions, especially when you’re running applications in Amazon Web Services, is a complete EC2 Monitoring solution. Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is a central part of Amazon’s cloud computing platform, providing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Different virtual private server specifications may be customized by the user and billed by the hour, minute, or second, providing a highly-elastic infrastructure framework. Monitoring EC2 instances is both difficult (since it is not technically controlled by the user) and easy (since there are several Amazon API’s designed to help get some information).
The Instana agent will automatically detect that it is running on an EC2 instance and install the AWS EC2 Monitoring Sensor.