Zehncloud AWS Controller Extension – To Manage EC2 & RDS Instances on AWS Cloud

Introduction

Zehncloud AWS Controller provides you with the functionality to manage the EC2 and RDS Instances on AWS Cloud, based on the usage of the server while also allowing you to switch between the regions. You can set any region as a default region based on your preferences and on the basis of that, you can check the details of the instances such as instances Name, Id, number of running instances, number of stopped instances, etc., thus managing your AWS Cloud Servers and EC2 Instances in a better and cost-optimized way.

What is this plugin used for?

Below are the uses of Zehncloud AWS Controller Extension:

  • To Start/Stop the EC2 Instances
  • To Start/Stop the RDS Instances
  • To check the total number of Instances (e.g. All/Running/Stopped/Pending)
  • To check the Operating System of EC2 Instances
  • To get the Name of EC2/RDS Instances
  • To get the ID of EC2 Instances
  • To get the IP address of EC2 Instances
  • To check the Type/size of EC2/RDS Instances
  • To get the ENDPOINT of RDS Instances
  • To check the State of EC2/RDS Instances (e.g. Running/Stopped/Pending)

Installation Process for Zehncloud AWS Controller Extension

  • Download the Zip file (zehncloud-aws-controller.zip) and unzip it.
  • Open your Chrome Browser and select “More Tools”
  • Select “Extensions”
  • Click on “Load unpacked” and select the unzipped folder of the extension.
  • Once the extension is loaded and enabled then it will be visible on the browser.

How to Access the Extension?

  • Login to Zehncloud AWS Controller Extension using your AWS credentials (e.g. ‘Access Key’ and ‘Secret Access Key’)
                             
  • Select the “Default region” from the Dropdown menu (Optional)
                                 
  • Click on “Test credentials” button to test the credentials
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  • If the credentials are working then hit the “Save” button and you will find a list of Instances with their Names, IDs, IP Addresses, Type and State.
  • There will be two counters “Running” (which shows how many instances are running out of total) and “Stopped” (which shows how many instances are stopped out of total) on the top.
  • Beside the 1st column of each row, you will find the type of OS as its icon.
  • User can sort the list by clicking on the column name (e.g. click on the column name “State” and then either all the running instances will come up or all the stopped instances will come up).
  • User can change the instance state by clicking on the toggle button. Please find the colour code list below:
    • Green – Running
    • Red – Stopped
    • Orange – Pending
  • User can refresh the state manually by clicking on the refresh icon at the end of the row.
  • User can switch to the next page also in case of more number of instances/entries.
  
  • User can configure below Extension Settings by clicking on the gear icon on the top right corner.
    • Show Number of Rows– It takes the input as integer (e.g. 5), it will list only the specified number of entries/instances per page.
    • Auto-Refresh (sec)– It takes the input in seconds (e.g. 60), the State of all the instances will be automatically get refreshed in the specified time interval.
    • Auto Logout After (sec)– It takes the input in seconds (e.g. 300), the user will get logout automatically after the specified time.

Note: Click on “Save and Continue” button to save the changes.

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  • User can switch to another region at any time by selecting the region from the drop down menu at the top left corner.
  • User can switch to the “RDS” view on clicking the RDS button as shown in the below screenshot.
  • It will list all the RDS instances available in that region.
  • In this view, you will find the RDS Name, ENDPOINT, Type and State.

Features and Specifications

One Time Login into the Extension

Login into the Extension just once and then manage the operation of the servers with the functionalities to start and stop the instances as per requirements and usage.

Preferred Regions Selection 

Eliminate all the geographical boundaries as regards operating on servers with the ability to select your preferred locations.

Elimination of Communication Gaps and Team Dependency 

No need to communicate the usage of the server to the cloud engineers or ask them to turn off the servers when not in use. You can have all the control over it.

Savings in Time

The elimination of communication gaps and dependency shall save you lots of time.

Cost Savings 

Save and optimize the costs on the usage of servers by having full control over their operation right in your hands. You shall be billed only till the time the server is on.

Individual Project Access 

Control and Manage the access based on the authorizations required for each project or server.

Secure and Reliable

The credentials are not stored in the browser after the first login instead the credentials will be stored in the plugin’s cache. Also, the user cannot delete the instances or can not modify their names or any other information.

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