Amazon Web Services (AWS) connector

The AWS connector gathers data about EC2 VMs from AWS. The manufacturer for devices imported through this connector is displayed as "Amazon EC2."

An Amazon AWS connector has the following options:

  • Connector name: A name for the connector.
  • Connector server name: The name of the connector server that this connector is associated with. Each connector can only be associated with one connector server. If you added the connector to a specific connector server, this field may be populated for you. Otherwise, you can select the connector server 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.