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BastionLinux - Grafana(EBS) x84_64



BastionLinux™ is our RPM-Linux clone (baselined on Fedora Core 29/RHEL 8) with full RPM support for Grafana, Prometheus, and Loki.


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Grafana is a leading metric and monitoring visualisation tool.  Prometheus is a leading TSDB large-scale metrics database.  Loki is Grafana's log visualisation tool, and has additional scale-out capability on AWS utilising DynamoDB as the storage.  These tools are all incorporated into a single AMI, along with node_exporter to export the host metrics into Prometheus, and promtail to export local logs into Loki.



All our our AMI\'s have ec2-user with root sudo access, and to log onto your running instance with your X509 keypair:

$ ssh -i <your aws key>.pem

VMWare and KVM images can also directly log onto systems using root, whose password is pa55word (you should change this ASAP).  You may set a root password on a Marketplace instance to log in directly as root.

There are also both up2date and yum, which gives you access to an amazing range of other extensions and modules via  your subscription to our Cloud channel. For patches, updates and large numbers of additional packages, you need to create an accountand edit your yum login credentials:

$ vi /etc/yum.repos.d/bastion.repo

BastionLinux™ systems use monit to manage, watchdog, restart background services. To understand what services are (and should be) running, simply:

$ monit summary



The initial file system size is 10Gb.  This is an x86_64 AMI, and you'll need a couple of GB RAM - we recommend at least a m1.large instance. 



Simply log into Grafana at https://<hostname> and follow the remaining install steps.  The data sources for Loki and Prometheus are built-in - simply enable them and you should be able to visualise all the metrics on your Grafana host.  You will need to open port 9200 to ship metrics into Prometheus via node_exporter; and port 3100 to ship logs into Loki via promtail.




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