Last updated: February 15th 2013
GroundWork Monitor 6.7 Enterprise is available as a ready-to-run 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI) bundled with RedHat 6.3. It is already licensed with a 50 device CORE license.
If you're an experienced EC2 users this the information you'll need:
AMI name: ami-16d3437f in the US-East region.
Minimum instance size: Large
Recommended instance size: Large
Administer your instance using the web interface:e.g. http://ec2-xx-xx-xx-xx.z-2.compute-1.amazonws.com/
The instance uses EBS for persistent storage. Amazon EBS I/O and storage charges apply in addition to CPU time. Amazon charges apply to the RedHat OS
Application login user name/password: admin/admin
Operator login user name/password: operator/operator
PostgreSQL postgres password: postgres
|The ami-16d3437f has had all the relevant technical bulletins for 6.7 up to the date of release applied.|
This guide walks through getting started with GroundWork Monitor 6.7 in the Amazon EC2 cloud with a completely hosted, private copy.
If you have not already created an account on Amazon's EC2 service please do so now. Amazon will charge your account for the resources you consume on their service; GWOS does not receive any of this money.
You can sign up for a new account at:
The GroundWork Monitor 6.7 EC2 AMI image is an Instance Store AMI you purchase from Amazon. You can, of course, launch it, modify it, and bundle it into your own copy.
- Go to aws.amazon.com, login to the AWS management console and select the EC2 tab
- Choose the Region where you wish to launch
- Navigate to the Images, AMIs selection
- Search for "GroundWork" in the AWS Marketplace section
- Select the AMI and Launch an instance.
- Configure the instance to be created:
In particular the following choices are recommended:
- Create a single instance
- Select an availability zone
- Instance type is Large (m1.large 7.5GB)
Follow the on screen instructions. Default values are fine.
- A user can use an existing, previously created key pair, create a new pair, or proceed without a key pair.
- To configure the EC2 instance a user must have access to the console and therefore at this point the user has to create the SSH keys if they don't exist already. Please follow the onscreen instructions on how to create keys.
- User can create Security Groups defining access to the EC2 instance. Access should be configured so that SSH (port 22), HTTP (port 80), HTTPS (port 443) and Ntop Web (port 82) are open.
- The instance is configured with the RedHat firewall (iptables) running with these ports open. You may wish to adjust "iptables" depending on your needs after you have launched the instance and connected via SSH.
Press the "Launch" button
Click on "Instances" in the left side Navigation panel to check the instance creation process:
After a few minutes the status will change from "starting" to "running" The GroundWork application will then launch for the first time, this process takes a few minutes after the instance begins running.
The AMI instance has a private IP Address and a Public DNS. The Public DNS is used to access the GroundWork Monitor portal. The GroundWork Monitor web portal is properly configured with the Public DNS name when you bring the instance up.
Get the application by opening a new browser tab at the "public DNS" address of the newly created instance.
Login using the default administrator credentials: Username: admin
You're now ready to explore GroundWork Monitor.
Be sure to change the password for the admin user, and to either disable or change the other default web accounts (User and Operator).
Changing the default passwords is highly recommended (Administration -> User Management)
You can now configure monitoring of your cloud and web resources, or any hosts or applications reachable from your EC2 instance.
The ami we produced is set for the most popular Time Zone, on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. We applied the timezone adjustment to PHP referred to in technical bulletin 6.3-3 Timezone for php must be set in 6.3 so that the ami will work when launched in the Eastern US availability zones, but you may adjust this parameter for whatever time zone you launch the AMI in. Follow the instructions in the technical bulletin if you need to launch the ami in another time zone.
Check out the "Getting Started with GroundWork Monitor" training course on our web site .
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Only if you plan to use your instance in a different way than EC2 will change be needed. For instance you might be launching the AMI in a VPC. In that case the Public EC2 address might be inappropriate. For normal EC2 use ignore the next section.