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Cloud Eye (CES)

Maintaining an overview

Cloud environments also need functions that grant users an overview of their resources (monitoring). Which resources are active, which have been stopped, and what is their level of utilization? The monitoring function measures all of a user’s resources and displays them in the form of lists or graphics. Configurable alarm functions, which help users manage solutions, are another important feature.

Cloud Eye in the Open Telekom Cloud

Cloud Eye (CES) is a high-performance monitoring service with integrated alarm functions. Open Telekom Cloud users benefit from a dashboard with a basic overview of resources and their current status. Users can configure the alarm function in such a way that they receive notifications via SMS or email. Monitoring with the Cloud Eye Service is activated by default; the free service does not need to be booked or activated. For financial reporting, the Open Telekom Cloud also offers a free Financial Dashboard for all direct users in addition to Cloud Eye. 

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Reasons for CES in the Open Telekom Cloud

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Automatic monitoring

This service does not need to be booked or activated - monitoring starts automatically after you have enabled cloud services and created resources such as Elastic Cloud Servers (ECSs).

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Flexible alarm rule configuration

Custom alarm templates are available in addition to the default templates tailored to each service. When the custom conditions are met, notifications enable you to quickly respond to resource changes.

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Real-time notifications

Cloud Eye sends alarm notifications to subscriptions in real time by invoking the Simple Message Notification (SMN) API.

Key Features of CES

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Monitoring panel

The Cloud Eye panel allows for the real-time monitoring of cloud services using graphs and panels. It enables you to view cross-service and cross-dimension monitoring data, and displays key metrics, providing an overview of the service status and monitoring details that you can use for troubleshooting.

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Capacity expansion

If a service volume increases, Cloud Eye sends you an alarm notification, enabling you to manually expand the capacity or configure Auto Scaling to automatically increase capacity.

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Custom monitoring

If Cloud Eye does not provide the required metrics, you can use custom monitoring and report the collected monitoring data. Cloud Eye helps to display those data in graphs and allows you to create alarm rules for those custom metrics.

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Multiple notification types

When the metric data reaches the threshold specified in an alarm rule, Cloud Eye notifies you by email or text message, allowing you to keep track of the statuses of cloud services. Cloud Eye can also send HTTP/HTTPS messages to an IP address of your choice, enabling you to build smart alarm handling programs.

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Batch creation of alarm rules

Alarm templates allow you to create alarm rules in batches for multiple cloud services.

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Data dump

You can use the data dump function to query metrics on the DMS for Kafka console or on an open-source Kafka client. It helps you dump cloud service monitoring data to Kafka in real time. 


Use Cases

  • Cloud Service Monitoring
    After enabling a cloud service supported by Cloud Eye, you can view the cloud service status and the usage of each metric, and create alarm rules for metrics on the Cloud Eye console.
  • Log Monitoring
    Log monitoring enables you to monitor log content in real time. You can set alarm rules on Cloud Eye to monitor the logs collected by Log Tank Services (LTS), thus to reduce your O&M cost for log monitoring and simplify the log monitoring process.
  • Event Monitoring
    In event monitoring, you can query system events that are automatically reported to Cloud Eye and custom events reported to Cloud Eye through the API. You can create alarm rules for both system events and custom events. When specific events occur, Cloud Eye generates alarms for you.
Identify and quickly respond to resource changes with Cloud Eye.

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