How To Check Amazon RDS MySQL Servers in Nagios Without Ping

Author: , August 13th, 2015

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers MySQL Server via the Relational Database Service (RDS) offering. Unfortunately, AWS doesn’t allow ICMP Ping to reach the nodes, so as configured by default, Nagios will fail on the host check. The solution is to submit a Passive Check for that host. Login to the Nagios web console Click on […]

How To Add AWS EC2 API Tools to Ubuntu AMI Instance

Author: , March 28th, 2013 As root in /root: vim /etc/apt/sources.list ## Added to the bottom: deb hardy multiverse deb-src hardy multiverse deb hardy-updates multiverse deb-src hardy-updates multiverse apt-get update apt-get install sun-java5-jre apt-get install unzip wget unzip export EC2_HOME=/root/ec2-api-tools-1.3-34128 export PATH=$PATH:$EC2_HOME/bin mkdir .pem Copy downloaded X.509 private key and cert into […]

How To Unblock AWS RDS Connections

Author: , October 24th, 2012

Recently, I had a client site outage. AWS had a major EBS failure on Zone B, and one of the instances never recovered. One of the major issues was the inability to connect to the RDS service:

It turns out two steps were required for resolution: 1. Reboot the instance to get network access […]