Amazon FSx Monitoring Integration

Amazon FSx is a fully managed service that integrates file systems with cloud-native AWS services, helping you run your file systems. It currently offers the following file systems: Amazon FSx for Windows File Server (for business applications) and Amazon FSx for Lustre (for compute-intensive workloads).

With Site24x7's integration with Amazon FSx, you can obtain the operational metrics of the FSx file systems hosted in your AWS infrastructure. You can also track the file system operations, like data repository tasks and backups.

Setup and configuration

1. If you haven't already, connect your AWS account with Site24x7's AWS account by either:

  • Creating Site24x7 as an IAM user.
  • Creating a cross-account IAM role. Learn more

2. On the Integrate AWS Account page, check the appropriate box for Amazon FSx. Learn more

Policy and permissions

Site24x7 uses various Amazon FSx APIs to collect information about your migration service. Assign the AWS managed policy ReadOnlyAccess to the Site24x7 entity (IAM user or IAM role) to help Site24x7 collect metrics and metadata. If you want to assign a custom policy, please make sure the following read-level actions are present in the policy JSON. Learn more

  • fsx:Describe*
  • fsx:ListTagsForResource

Polling Frequency

Site24x7 queries AWS to collect Amazon FSx performance metrics according to the configured polling frequency. The polling interval is one hour by default. Learn more

IT Automations

You can add automations for the AWS services supported by Site24x7. Log in to Site24x7 and go to Admin > IT Automation Templates (+) > Add Automation Templates. Once automations are added, you can schedule them to be executed one after the other.

You can now create a data repository task or a backup for the file system using Amazon FSx automations.

Performance metrics for file systems

AttributeDescriptionStatisticData type
Data Read Bytes Number of bytes for file system read operations. Sum MB
Data Write Bytes Number of bytes for file system write operations. Sum MB
Data Write Operations Number of write operations. Sum Count
Data Read Operations Number of read operations. Sum Count
Metadata Operations Number of metadata operations. Sum Count
Free Storage Capacity Amount of available storage capacity. Average GB
Total Throughput Total throughput of the file system. Average MB/sec
Read Throughput Read throughput of the file system. Average MB/sec
Write Throughput Read throughput of the file system. Average MB/sec
Total IOPS Total number of I/O operations per second. Average Count/sec
Read IOPS Total number of read I/O operations per second. Average Count/sec
Write IOPS Total number of write I/O operations per second. Average Count/sec
Metadata IOPS Total number of metadata I/O operations per second. Average Count/sec

Performance metrics for data repository tasks

AttributeDescriptionStatisticData type
Succeeded Count Number of files successfully exported. Sum Count
Failed Count Number of files that failed to export. Sum Count
Total Count Total number of files to export. Sum Count

Site24x7's Amazon FSx monitoring interface

Summary

Gain an overview of the different events occurring within each FSx file system with time series charts. This section provides you with operational information on data read operations, data write operations, metadata operations, throughput, read or write bytes, IOPS usage, and more.

Data Repository Tasks

All the metadata related to repository tasks is listed here. This includes information like the task ID, status of the task, life cycle state, failure reason (if any), and time stamps of task creation, start time, and end time. The Action column lets you set up alerts or add an automation in case the data repository task is down.

Backup Details

The backup details carried out for any FSx file system will be listed here. This includes information about the backup, like the time, type, ID, state of the backup life cycle, KMS key ARN, and Active Directory ID. If you want to delete the monitoring setup for a particular backup, just click the delete option next to each backup task.

Outages

The Outages tab shows the history of your file systems’ various states, like down, trouble, critical, or maintenance. It also provides details on the start and end time of an outage, its duration, and comments (if any). You can also manually add an outage and edit or delete the comments in this same section.

Log Report

Here you can view the audit log data for an FSx file system, along with details on the timestamp, status, data read bytes, data write bytes, and data read/write operations.

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