AWS Elastic Compute Cloud

Download: The SentryOne platform solution is available on the AWS Marketplace so that you do not have to manually install it. See the Getting Started with SentryOne platform on AWS article for more information. 

Note:  If you wish to manually install our software, please follow the instructions below.

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Monitoring Through SentryOne

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2) provides web-scale cloud computing with secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. Host SentryOne on EC2, and monitor EC2 instances by completing the following steps:  

Step One Spinning up your EC2 instances

Spin up an instance that will be hosting the SentryOne components and a target instance to monitor:

1. Select Launch a virtual machine with EC2, and then select advanced EC2 Launch Instance wizard link.

EC2 Launch a virtual machine
EC2 Launch a virtual machine

EC2 advnaced Launch instance wizard
EC2 advanced Launch instance wizard

2. Select an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in the advanced EC2 Launch Wizard. Select your instance type, and then select Review and Launch.

EC2 select AMI
EC2 select AMI
EC2 select your instance and select Review and Launch
Review and Launch

 3. Edit the security group as shown in the following image. Select Review and Launch, and then select Launch.EC2 edit the Security group

Note:  You can edit this security group later to lock down access to specific IP addresses.

4. Select Create a new key pair from the drop-down list and give it a name. Select Download Key Pair, select Launch Instances, and then select View Instances on the next screen.EC2 Create a Key Pair

5. Right click on your instance and select Connect. Select Get a Password in the Connect to your Instance window.

EC2 Connect to your instance
Connect to your instance

EC2 Get a password
Get a password

6. Find the key pair that you downloaded earlier, and then select Decrypt Password.EC2 Decrypt password7. Copy your password and select Download Remote Desktop File.EC2 Download Remote Desktop File8. Connect and log into your new instance.EC2 Logged in

Note:  Repeat these steps for each EC2 instance. To launch an EC2 instance to be monitored, select Launch Instance from the EC2 screen.

Step Two Preparing for installation of SentryOne

  1. Right click on the Windows button and select Computer Management.
    Windows Computer Management
  2. Select the Users folder and then select Add New User from the context menu.
    Windows Add a New User
  3. Enter the appropriate information for your user, select Password never expires, and then select Create to create your user.
    Windows Create New User
  4. Add the account as a member of the Windows Administrators Group.
    Windows Add user to Administrators group
  5. Add the account as a sysadmin for the SQL Server instance.
    Add sysadmin for SQL Server InstanceAdd sysadmin for SQL Server InstanceAdd sysadmin for SQL Server Instance
  6.  Change the server properties to set security to SQL Server and Windows Authentication mode, and then restart the SQL Server Service.
    Windows Change SQL Server and Windows Authentication mode

Step Three Completing the SentryOne installation

Install the latest version of SentryOne onto your workspace. For more information about installing SentryOne, see the Installation, and Onboarding topics.

Step Four Successfully monitoring additional EC2 instances

Add additional EC2 instances to your environment as desired. For more information about installing additional instances with SentryOne see the Monitoring Additional Targets topic.