Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 983988
[Doc Bug Fix] Troubleshooting Amazon EC2 alarm status update
Last modified: 2014-08-14 11:21:21 EDT
Title: About Troubleshooting Amazon EC2
Describe the issue:
> EC2 does not provide any method out of the box to indicate an instance has started correctly and services are running properly.
> Use of an external system for monitoring and management is recommended.
Suggestions for improvement:
> EC2 provides instance Alarm Status to indicate severe machine instance malfunction but this is not enough to indicate an instance has started correctly and services are running properly.
> It is possible to use Amazon CloudWatch with its custom metric functionality to monitor instance services health but use of an enterprise management solution for instance monitoring and management is recommended.
I have flagged this EAP 6.1.1 '?' as it's easily fixed and publishable within the EAP 6.1.1 documentation.
I have amended the text of this section, clarifying the monitoring options available. When the amended revision is available on Docstage I will set this ticket to ON_QA.
The amended text can be validated at . Before validating this change, confirm that you're viewing revision 1.0-58 or later.
the text looks good to me except
> including JBoss EAP 6 and its services: Tomcat, Httpd, PostgreSQL, etc.
I think we can't call Tomcat, Httpd, PostgreSQL services of EAP. I'd just list them like:
> including JBoss EAP 6, Tomcat, Httpd, PostgreSQL, etc.
IIRC we are shipping httpd as part of the EAP RPM channels but I don't think this makes it a service of EAP. Tomcat and PostgreSQL are completely separate packages of RHEL.
This can be verified here:
As per feedback in comment 10 I have made the following changes to the topic:
About Troubleshooting Amazon EC2 
1. Split topic into two paragraphs.
2. Reworded description of monitoring JBoss EAP with JON.
3. Added a reference to the topic "About AMI Monitoring".
When the amended book is available for verification I will change this BZ ticket to ON_QA.
The amended text will be available in the "Administration and Configuration Guide", revision 6.3.0-24 (or later) at .
The amended text is now available in the "Administration and Configuration Guide", revision 6.3.0-25 (or later) at . Refer to comment 11 for details of changes implemented.
Verified in Revision 6.3.0-25