AWS Marketplace

Deploy Datasentinel via AWS Marketplace with Metering

https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B08L436C4Q

AWS Marketplace Metering Service

Datasentinel manages PostgreSQL instance registration and monitoring within your Amazon subscription.

Costs are based on the hourly monitoring count of instances.

For further information on pricing, please refer to the AWS Marketplace.

This deployment type does not require purchasing individual licenses.

To make use of individual licenses on AWS, just deploy an EC2 instance, install Datasentinel, and apply the license.

EC2 requirements

The EC2 instance containing the Datasentinel server must meet the following requirements.

Requirement

Details

IAM role permission

An IAM role with the aws-marketplace:MeterUsage permission must be associated with the EC2 instance

This permission allows the role to contact the Metering Service API and record usage.

A user with rights to define and assign roles can create the role in either of the following ways:

1. Create the role on the Configure Instance Details panel of the wizard

2. Manually create the role

To get the aws-marketplace:MeterUsage permission, attach the AWS managed policy AWSMarketplaceMeteringFullAccess to the role.

If a role with the required permissions is not associated with the EC2 instance,

Datasentinel reports issues with metering service availability.

For more information, see:

Subscribing, Launching, and Managing Products on AWS

Access to the metadata URL

The EC2 instance must have HTTP connectivity to 169.254.169.254, which is a local IP address accessible only from within Amazon instances.

To validate that the EC2 instance can access the metadata service, execute the following command:

curl http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/

The command returns a list of available metadata items.

For more information: Retrieving Instance Metadata

Access to the metering service

The EC2 instance must be able to reach the AWS Metering Service (MeterUsage API).

The URL is: https://metering.marketplace.{region}.amazonws.com/

The region is where your EC2 instance is running

For example: https://metering.marketplace.us-east-1.amazonaws.com

To be able to launch Datasentinel, you must have an Internet gateway configured.

The Metering Service has an endpoint on the public Internet.

To access the Metering Service, your Virtual Private Cloud must be configured to allow an outbound HTTPS connection to the public Internet.

For more information, see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/vpc/latest/userguide/vpc-network-acls.html

To validate that the EC2 instance can connect to the Metering Service, execute the following command:

curl https://metering.marketplace.{region}.amazonws.com/

Replace {region} with the region where your EC2 instance is running.

You should receive healthy as a response from the server.

How to subscribe to Datasentinel?

  • Product information will be displayed. Next, click the button

  • Subscription information will be displayed. Next, click the button

  • Choose your desired region from the drop down list.

We suggest selecting the region where your PostgreSQL instances are hosted

  • Next, click the button

  • Opt for an instance type of at least t2.xlarge. Datasentinel is also compatible with EC2 instances of type m5.

Default sizing recommendations with a retention of 14 days

InstancesCPUsMemoryStorage

1 to 10

4

8GB

25GB

11 to 50

8

16GB

50GB

51 to 100

8

32GB

75GB

101 to 200

16

64GB

100G

>200

24

96GB

150GB

  • Select a role with the required permission or create it (see the EC2 requirements section for more information)

  • Keep metadata accessible, both v1 and v2

  • Set the storage size. (Default 20GB)

  • Add security rules

  • Proceed to launch the instance. Completion may take a few minutes.

How to connect to Datasentinel?ยถ

  • How to Access Your EC2 Instance

Connect to the Linux AMI via SSH using the ec2-user and authenticating with a public key.

  • To connect to Datasentinel application

Launch a web browser and enter the host name (Public DNS) or IP address of your new Datasentinel instance as the URL.

To log in, enter datasentinel

The default password is the AWS instance ID.

Troubleshooting

Encountering this error while connecting to the GUI signifies a communication issue between Datasentinel and the AWS Marketplace.

There exists a variety of potential reasons

  • The IAM Role does not exist or does not have the right rights

  • Metadata is not accessible (Version v1 and v2)

// To inspect the metadata service, 
// establish an SSH connection to the server using 'ec2-user' credentials
curl --max-time 1 http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/product-codes

The response should display the product code

How to add your PostgreSQL instances?

After the installation is finalized, the only remaining task is to configure the instances for monitoring.

You'll have the option to choose between:

  • Agent-based mode

Install an agent on each server locally and configure it to establish communication with the platform. This is particularly suitable when you have direct control over your PostgreSQL instances.

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  • Agentless mode

Set up connections directly through the user-friendly graphical interface. This approach is optimal for AWS managed instances such as RDS and Aurora. Additionally, you can automate connection additions via the API.

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