Sysdig Install: Amazon ECS

Sysdig Monitor is the first and only monitoring, alerting, and troubleshooting solution designed from the ground up to provide unprecedented visibility into containerized infrastructures.

Install the Sysdig agent on each EC2 instance as a Docker container or via the native host installation.

Polling metadata from Amazon's EC2 Container Service is enabled by setting the correct permissions in the Amazon Identity & Access Management (IAM) policy.

If you have previously enabled Amazon cloud provider integration in the Sysdig Monitor web interface and have selected the IAM pre-configured "ReadOnlyAccess" managed policy, there are no further steps required.  The agent will be able to automatically detect and poll for ECS metadata.

Otherwise, if using a custom IAM policy, be sure to add these two entries to allow for polling metadata:

      "ecs:Describe*",
"ecs:List*",

For complete instructions and example policies on integrating your Amazon infrastructure into Sysdig Monitor and enabling polling metrics and infrastructure information on RDS, EC2, ECS, and ELB, please see the following user guide: Integrating-Your-Cloud-Provider 

Note that the Sysdig agent cannot be deployed as an ECS task at this time.   

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