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Public Cloud Service Health Check – Simplified with HP Operations Bridge

Public Cloud Service Health Check – Simplified with HP Operations Bridge

Sultan Raja

When you consume a service from a Public Cloud vendor, you can relax because of reduced capital costs, you can pay as you go and you have less overhead on maintenance of the data center etc. You can relax because the public cloud service provider has the ownership of the infrastructure and offers IaaS, PaaS and SaaS on top of that.

 

Every public cloud vendor is aiming to have a service availability of “Five Nines”. According to a recent article, in all of 2014, AWS EC2 services were down for 2.41 hours in total, leaving uptime of EC2 service to 99.9974 percent. These numbers are impressive comparatively, but they are not yet close to the “Five nines”. This means that service disruption is inevitable at this point—even with leading public cloud service providers.

 

In your organization, when you face non-availability or performance issues of your applications that are built on top of public cloud services, the first thing is to check service health from cloud vendor perspective. Every public cloud vendor exposes the service status through a service health dashboard or status page. Amazon provides up-to-the-minute information on service availability via its Service Health Dashboard, HP Helion Public Cloud has System Status and Microsoft provides Azure Status for its services.

 

                                            

                    Cloud Service Status                                            Simple Configuration                                    Targeted Notification

 

 

But, it is not practical to always look at the status page of cloud vendor where this status update is given for all of the services across the regions and the status can be “service disruption”, “performance issues” or “informational message”.

 

HP OMi Management Pack for AWS has the capability to automatically query the AWS Service Health Dashboard via a RSS feed in near real-time. It also provides data for only the services being consumed by your organization and only for the regions where you opted for—all in a single pane of glass.

 

You are only two steps away from monitoring AWS Service Availability. AWS Service Health is standard with the HP OMi Management Pack for AWS. Simply edit the aspect and provide an RSS Feed URL of your service as a first step and then assign and deploy. It makes it easy to generate events out of status change for any given service in any AWS region.

 

 

Fig.1. Shows the AWS Service Health Aspect

 

The OMi Management Pack for AWS is released and maintained under the Community model. You can download it for free here. 


 

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For more information about HP Operations Manager i visit the homepage here.

 

Get more information on HP Operations Bridge solutions and the OMI product here

 

 

 News :

 

The OM2OpsBridge program and license exchange details is now live.
Search on the tag OM2OpsB to find blogs discussing this program and planning your evolution to OpsBridge.


You can find details and download our content solutions such as integrations for BMC Impact Manager, BSM Connector for Oracle Enterprise Manager, BSM Connector for Zenoss, BSM Connector for Zabbix, BSM Connector for IBM Tivoli at our BSM Community page on HP Live Network.


Visit the community regularly and watch out for new additions expected in May concerning BSM Connector for HP OneView, BSM Connector for SAP Solution Manager, BSM Connector for CA Spectrum.


We are also pleased to announce the availability of yet another extension to our fast growing catalogue of management tools, the lightweight OMi Management Pack for Docker has been released on HP-LN:

https://hpln.hp.com/contentoffering/omi-management-pack-docker

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Sultan Raja