Monitoring Multi-Cloud Tutorial Video Transcript
Hello, and welcome to this ThousandEyes tutorial on multi-cloud.
Today, we're going to look at how you can use ThousandEyes to monitor common public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
ThousandEyes network intelligence coverage for multi-cloud includes vantage points in over 160 cities in 54 countries.
These include 15 AWS regions, 15 Google Cloud regions, and 25 Microsoft Azure regions.
You can leverage these Cloud Agents to run any of the tests types supported by ThousandEyes, including page loads, transactions, HTTP server tests, voice tests, as well as network tests.
In addition, you can also now run agent-to-agent tests from multiple Cloud Agents to a Cloud Agent.
This makes it easy to get instant insights into network performance between public cloud data centers with no software to deploy or manage.
To use these new Cloud Agents, simply search for them in the Cloud Agent dropdown list and select them like you would for any other test.
In this example, we will set up an HTTP server test to the Amazon S3 URL located in the US-East-1 region, and we will run this test from all 55 cloud regions.
We simply click on “Add New Test” and copy the URL into the URL window.
We will change the time interval level to 10 minutes and then from the dropdown list, we will select AWS Agents, Azure Agents, and Google Cloud Agents as a source for this test.
If you have regions that you use more frequently, you can use the handy labels feature to create a custom list of agents that you can easily select with a couple of clicks.
Once all the required agents are selected, we can simply create the test and start seeing data within minutes.
ThousandEyes collects end-to-end metrics at the application and network layers, including HTTP server availability, response times, as well as network metrics, such as packet loss and latency.
Our powerful path visualization maps out the network paths and external dependencies as well as pinpoints the source of service outages.
ThousandEyes dashboards and reports make it easy to aggregate this performance data, understand trends, and establish baselines.
For visibility into your private networks and VPCs, you can deploy ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents on your VPCs within minutes with a few simple steps.
You can deploy Enterprise Agents either as a Linux package or as a Docker container.
To deploy the Linux package version, deploy a small footprint, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS image on your cloud platform.
From the CLI console, simply copy and paste these three commands.
Within a few minutes, you will see the agent appear on the list.
From here, give it a meaningful name and you are ready.
For Docker containers, you can leverage the ThousandEyes template or customize it to suit your automation workflows.
Visualizing your multi-cloud network infrastructure has never been easier with ThousandEyes.
Log in and start creating tests to and from your multi-cloud infrastructure today.