Step 5: Configure ports and endpoints - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Step 5: Configure ports and endpoints

The Amazon Management Pack for Microsoft System Center must be able to communicate with Amazon services to monitor the performance of those services and provide alerts in System Center. For monitoring to succeed, you must configure outbound access on the Management Pack servers to allow access to the Amazon endpoints for the following services. To configure outbound access from your instances, see Amazon EC2 security groups for Windows instances.

This enables monitoring for the following Amazon services:

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • Elastic Load Balancing

  • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

  • Amazon Elastic Beanstalk

  • Amazon CloudWatch

  • Amazon CloudFormation

The Amazon Management Pack uses the public APIs in the Amazon SDK for .NET to retrieve information from these services. Log on to each server and enable outbound firewall rules to allow access to the Amazon endpoints.

If your firewall application supports more detailed settings, you can configure specific endpoints for each service. An endpoint is a URL that is the entry point for a web service. For example, is an entry point for the Amazon EC2 service. To configure endpoints on your firewall, locate the specific endpoint URLs for the Amazon services you are running and specify those endpoints in your firewall application.