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Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services for running virtually everything in the cloud—from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps. The AWS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager provides availability and performance monitoring capabilities for your applications running in AWS.
The AWS Management Pack links Amazon EC2 instances and the Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems running inside them. The AWS Management Pack is an extension to Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. It uses a designated computer in your data center (called a watcher node) and the Amazon Web Services APIs to remotely discover and collect information about your AWS resources. You configure the AWS Management Pack to discover information about your AWS resources by running the Operations Manager Add Monitoring Wizard.
The AWS Management Pack uses Amazon CloudWatch metrics and alarms to monitor AWS resources. Amazon CloudWatch metrics appear in Microsoft System Center as performance counters, while Amazon CloudWatch alarms appear as alerts. You can use the AWS Management Pack to monitor the following AWS resources:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances
Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes
Elastic Load Balancing
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS CloudFormation stacks
Auto Scaling groups and Availability Zones