Amazon releases Management Pack for Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Amazon last week released a management pack for use with System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr). By importing the management pack into OpsMgr, customers can monitor their EC2 instances (Windows and Linux), Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes, Elastic Load Balancing, CloudFormation stacks, Auto Scaling groups, and Elastic Beanstalk applications using OpsMgr.

The Management Pack also provides CloudWatch integration, allowing customers to watch performance counters and get alerts when their AWS resources exceed alarm thresholds. Also resources are mapped to AWS Availability Zones so customers know which resources are in which zones to make understanding your high availability and disaster recovery easier.