With the release of Opsview 4.6.3 we have introduced the Amazon 'Overall status' Opspack. With this Opspack users will be able to monitor the overall status of any Amazon Web Services service listed via on their website http://status.aws.amazon.com
As the Opspack is already installed on upgrade, the configuration required is simply around which AWS services you wish to require. The service check is configured to utilise multi-attributes, meaning that to monitor 10 AWS services you simply need to add 10 attributes of the type 'AWS_SERVICE' (as displayed below).
In this example I will setup a host monitoring the IP address 127.0.0.1 (a dummy host essentially), add the new 'Overall status' Opspack and set it to monitor 4 services running out of AWS Ireland.
Step 1: Add the host template to the dummy host
Example of Adding Service Provider - Amazon Host Template
Step 2: Add the attributes to the host and configure
A quick note here - the 'Value' is the friendly name, so here you can put whatever you like. The 'Override AWS Cloud status' field is where you enter the value as seen on the webpage here http://status.aws.amazon.com
Example of Configuring Host Templates
Step 3: Reload and monitor the services!
Example of Service Provider - Amazon Statistics in Opsview Monitor