Settings to Enable VM Information Sources for AWS VPC

The following table describes the setting you configure to enable VM information sources for an AWS VPC.
Settings to Enable VM Information Sources for AWS VPC
Name
Enter a name to identify the monitored source (up to 31 characters). The name is case-sensitive and must be unique. Use only letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and underscores.
Type
Select AWS VPC.
Description
(Optional) Add a label to identify the location or function of the source.
Enabled
By default the communication between the firewall and the configured source is enabled.
The connection status between the monitored source and the firewall displays in the interface as follows:
  • icon_connected.PNG Connected
  • icon_disconnected.PNG Disconnected
  • icon_pending.PNG Pending; The connection status also displays as yellow when the monitored source is disabled.
Clear the Enabled option to disable communication between the host and the firewall.
Source
Add the URI in which the Virtual Private Cloud resides. For example, ec2.us-west-1.amazonaws.com
The syntax is: ec2.<your_AWS_region>.amazonaws.com; for AWS China it is: ec2.<AWS_region>.amazonaws.com.cn
Access Key ID
Enter the alphanumeric text string that uniquely identifies the user who owns or is authorized to access the AWS account.
This information is a part of the AWS Security Credentials. The firewall requires the credentials—Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key—to digitally sign API calls made to the AWS services.
Secret Access Key
Enter the password and confirm your entry.
Update Interval
Specify the interval, in seconds, at which the firewall retrieves information from the source (range is 60 to 1,200; default is 60).
Timeout
The interval in hours after which the connection to the monitored source is closed, if the host does not respond (default is 2)
(Optional) Enable timeout when the source is disconnected. When the specified limit is reached, if the source is inaccessible, or if the source does not respond, the firewall will close the connection to the source.
VPC ID
Enter the ID of the AWS-VPC to monitor, for example, vpc-1a2b3c4d. Only EC2 instances that are deployed within this VPC are monitored.
If your account is configured to use a default VPC, the default VPC ID will be listed under AWS Account Attributes.

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