Amazon Web Services (AWS) connector
This is a cloud connector.
The AWS connector gathers data about EC2 VMs from AWS. The manufacturer for devices imported through this connector is displayed as "Amazon EC2."
You must create an access key in the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) console before you can set up the AWS connector. The account used to create the access key must have the following permissions: EC2: List, Read, and Systems Manager: Read. For information on how to obtain an access key ID, see Managing Access Keys in the AWS documentation.
- Device name
- AWS ID
- Public and private IP address and DNS name
- MAC address
- Platform (OS)
- Availability zone
- Image and instance IDs
- Instance type
- Image owner
- Launch time
- Monitoring state
- Root device name and type
- Security group name and ID
- State code and name
- State reason code and message
- State transition reason
- Subnet ID
An Amazon AWS connector has the following options:
- Connector name: A name for the connector.
- Connector server name: For cloud connectors, this server is the Cloud option on the Connector Servers page. If you already added the connector to the Cloud option, this field will be populated for you. Otherwise, select Cloud from the list.
- Access key ID: The ID for an access key that allows access to your instance of AWS. For information on how to obtain an access key ID, see Managing Access Keys in the AWS documentation.
- Secret access key. The secret associated with your access key ID. The secret is usually included in the .csv provided by AWS when you create the access key ID.
- Repeats: How often the connector should gather data.
- Start time: The time of day the connector should start running. To minimize the impact on your network and applications, we recommend that connectors generally run at night or on weekends.
- Active: Whether the connector is active or not. While the connector is active, it runs according to the schedule you create. If you clear the check box, the connector is inactive and will not gather data until the check box is enabled again and the connector is saved.
For details on configuring or using connectors, see Setting up connectors.