Ladies and gentle geeks, I'm proud to announce we've just pushed out 100% free basic server monitoring to all TurnKey Hub accounts. This should make it easier to keep tabs on the health and performance of your cloud servers. Existing Hub users don't need to do anything to enjoy this new feature. It just works.
A better server dashboard
As you can see in the screenshot below, the server dashboard now includes thumbnail graphs of CPU utilization, disk IO and network traffic for the last hour:
Give me more!
Alright, so instead of the last hour, you want data on how your server was doing last night? Or last week? No problem. CloudWatch samples performance at 5 minute intervals, and stores up to two weeks worth of data.
Clicking on the thumbnail graph pops up a larger interactive graph that lets you zoom in and out, sample performance metrics ondifferent timescales (e.g., hourly, daily, weekly, etc.) and move back and forward in time:
No installation, monitoring agents required
You don't need to install or configure any monitoring agents, because the Hub pulls statistics directly from Amazon's CloudWatch API. CloudWatch in turn gets its data directly from the virtualized hardware layer running underneath your server's operating system.