It is important to monitor and detect abnormalities in your cloud resources for providing highly available and reliable services.
This section guides you to identify details about the anomalies observed in your cloud account using CoreStack, even if they are rare in occurrence, for all the cloud resources.
To discover and fetch information about the anomalies in cloud resources, an anomaly detector must be configured and integrated with CoreStack. During its integration, the anomaly detector can be set up for anomaly detection for all the required cloud accounts that are onboarded into CoreStack.
Currently the Azure Anomaly Detector is supported for integration with CoreStack and support for other anomaly detection tools/services are in the pipeline.
Before you integrate the Azure Anomaly Detector with CoreStack, an Anomaly Detector resource must be created in any of your Azure Subscription. Perform the following steps to create an Anomaly Detector resource.
Refer Azure documentation for more details.
Once the Azure Anomaly Detector has been created, the same can be integrated in CoreStack by performing the following steps:
The Azure Anomaly Detector will be integrated with CoreStack successfully and starts detecting the anomalies in the configured cloud accounts.
After an anomaly detector is integrated with CoreStack and configured for anomaly detection in the required cloud accounts, relevant information and insights will be available in the following sections.
Click on Operations in the Left navigation menu and select Anomaly Detector option to land in the Anomaly Detector screen.
There will be 3 tabs available in the Anomaly Detector screen: Metric Anomalies, Activity Insights, Recommendations.
Note: Activity Insights and Recommendations sections are available only for AWS. Support for the other clouds is in the pipeline.
The complete list of anomalies detected for a selected category of resources in the cloud account can be viewed in this section. The analytical details of the anomaly will be displayed as a graph created based on the metrics gathered.
Activities occurred on the resources that led to the anomalies can be viewed in this section. CoreStack identifies and lists the possible activities that could result in the observed anomalies using its intelligent algorithm. It helps in identifying the critical incidents that does not conform with the normal behavior of resources.
In this section, recommendations for resolving the anomalies are provided based on the activities detected on the resources that led to these anomalies. It helps you in identifying and performing necessary actions that could potentially resolve these anomalies observed in resources.
In the Metric Anomalies tab of Anomaly Detector screen, the list of abnormalities detected can be filtered and viewed for each resource type.
The relevant anomalies will be listed and can be filtered using the Daily, Weekly or Monthly filters. Clicking on each anomaly will display the dataset gathered for the resources with the anomaly highlighted in a graph.
In the Activity Insights tab of Anomaly Detector screen, the activities associated with the anomaly will be listed providing insights about the sequence of events that have affected at any time a specific function of the resource.
In the Recommendations tab of Anomaly Detector screen, recommendations are provided to resolve each anomaly observed. The proposed action for every recommendation varies based on the resource type and the nature of anomaly. You can review the recommended actions for an anomaly and either perform the proposed action or skip it.