Discover CIs in Amazon Web Services

Before you can configure the schedule to discover CIs in Amazon Web Services (AWS), you must configure an AWS administrator account in the instance and provide the necessary credentials.

Note: The Amazon Web Services (com.snc.aws) plugin does not need to be active for Discovery to run on AWS accounts.

Configure the AWS Admin account for your Amazon Web Service

Create an account record in the instance that matches your admin account in AWS. This account record is necessary for the instance to reach your cloud resources in AWS.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

Procedure

  1. Navigate to AWS Discovery > Accounts.
  2. Click New.
  3. Use the following information to fill out the AWS Account form:
    • Name: Descriptive name for this account.
    • Account ID: The 12 digit administrator account ID that you receive from Amazon. The Account ID can be found on your Billing Management Console in AWS, under the Account field.
  4. Click Submit.

Configure the credentials for the AWS account

Configure the AWS credentials on the instance. Use the same credentials that appear on AWS.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

The instance stores the AWS credentials for the MID Server.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to AWS Discovery > Accounts.
  2. Click the appropriate account.
  3. Navigate to the Related Links > AWS Credentialstab.
  4. Click New.
    These credentials populate the AWS Credentials [aws_credentials] table.
  5. Use the following information to fill out the AWS Credentials form:
    • Name: Descriptive name for this credential.
    • AWS Account: This field is auto-populated with the AWS account that this credential is a member of.
    • Access Key ID: Enter the access key ID for this account. See Get AWS credentials for details on getting the access key ID.
    • Secret Access Key: Enter the secret access key for this account. See Get AWS credentials for details on getting the secret access key.
  6. Click Submit.

Create a Discovery schedule for a web service

Configure a Discovery schedule to find the configuration items in one or more Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts.

  1. Navigate to AWS Discovery > Discovery Schedules.
  2. Click New.
    Use the following information to fill out the Discovery Schedule form:

    Name: Enter a descriptive name for this schedule.

    Discover: Select Web Service.

    Note: Do not fill in the MID Server field, as MID servers are not used for AWS discovery.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Navigate to AWS Discovery > Discovery Schedules.
  5. Click the schedule that was just created for this discovery.
  6. Under Related Links, in the Web Service Accounts tab, click Edit.
  7. Move the AWS account that is to be discovered from the Collection pane to the Web Service Accounts List pane.
  8. Click Save.