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Learn how to use OneIQ Pulse to discover AWS

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Written by Alpha Team
Updated over a week ago

Overview

Use OneIQ Pulse to connect each AWS region to your IT environment in OneIQ, so that you can:

  • Optimize AWS spend by right-sizing EC2 instances with OneIQ Insights.

  • Understand dependencies among AWS and other workloads across Hybrid IT.

  • Identify cost-saving opportunities to repatriate application workloads from AWS to the datacenter.

Supported services

OneIQ Pulse supports capturing billing, configuration and performance metrics for:

Download OneIQ Pulse for AWS

OneIQ Pulse can be downloaded as a CloudFormation manifest from the OneIQ Portal:

  1. Login to the OneIQ Portal.

  2. Select IT Environments in the left navigation menu and go to the Connectors tab.

  3. Select Amazon Web Services as the platform to connect.
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  4. In Connect your AWS cloud, specify the name of the OneIQ Pulse for AWS connector to distinguish it from other connectors in your IT environment. For example, this could be the name of the AWS region.

  5. Click Download to save the OneIQ Pulse CloudFormation manifest.
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Deploy OneIQ Pulse into AWS

To deploy OneIQ Pulse for AWS, a CloudFormation stack must be created with the OneIQ Pulse CloudFormation manifest. Here are the steps to do so:

Profiling multiple AWS regions

To profile multiple target regions, specify a space-delimited list of AWS regions for OneIQ Pulse in the TargetRegions field.

For example:

us-west-2 us-east-2

Enable AWS Cost and Usage report

OneIQ correlates application and infrastructure costs using billing information from AWS Cost and Usage Reports (CURs). See Billing Data from Amazon Web Services for how to enable OneIQ Pulse to capture this data.

Enable network flows in AWS

OneIQ Pulse for AWS captures flow logs for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPC subnets, or Elastic Network Interfaces (ENIs). To enable them, please follow the VPC Flow Logs – Log and View Network Traffic Flows article from AWS.

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