Configuring AWS Elastic Load Balancer monitoring

The Monitoring Agent for AWS Elastic Load Balancer offers a central point of management for your AWS Elastic Load Balancer environment or application. The software provides a comprehensive means for gathering the information that is required to detect problems early and to prevent them. Information is standardized across the system. You can monitor multiple servers from a single console. By using the Amazon ELB agent, you can easily collect and analyze AWS Elastic Load Balancer specific information.

Before you begin

  1. Make sure that the system requirements for the Amazon ELB agent are met in your environment. For the up-to-date system requirement information, see the Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR).
  2. Ensure the AWS security credentials (Access Key ID and Secret Access Key) with permission to access each AWS region with Elastic Load Balancers.

About this task

The Amazon ELB agent is both a multiple instance agent and also a subnode agent. The subnodes are created automatically for each type of Elastic Load Balancer that is available in your AWS environment.


  1. Configure the agent on Windows® systems with the IBM Performance Management window or the silent response file.

  2. Configure the agent on Linux® systems with the script that prompts for responses or the silent response file.

What to do next

Log in to the IBM Cloud Pak console view monitoring data.

If you are unable to view the data in the agent dashboards, first check the server connection logs and then the data provider logs. The default paths to these logs are listed here: