Septaz User Guide

Introduction to Septaz

Septaz is a completely automated system that makes no assumptions about your infrastructure on AWS.Septaz works seamlessly with your existing auto scaling groups, database clusters or anything else that you could be running on AWS.

How to Setup Septaz?

Integrating Septaz with your AWS account is a very simple process. Septaz can be integrated in either one of Automatic or Manual mode.

How to Setup Septaz on Database Instances ?

You can use Septaz reliably on instances that write data to disc like database instances, search instances or data processing applications.

How to Setup Septaz on Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark ?

You can use Septaz reliably on Apache storm, Apache Hadoop.

Disabling Septaz

There could be circumstances where you would want to disable Septaz such as a planned infrastructure upgrade or a migration to different region. In such scenarios follow instructions below to disable Septaz and roll back all changes.

How to Setup Septaz?

Integrating Septaz with your AWS account is a very simple process. Septaz can be integrated in either one of Automatic or Manual mode.

1Automatic Mode Setting up Septaz in automated mode is the fastest, easiest and the recommended method. Septaz uses AWS SSM for automating entire account instance setup process for the users. Follow the below steps to setup your account in automated mode.

  • • Register with Septaz
  • • Link your AWS account with Septaz using CloudFormation
  • • Setup Monitoring Rules to specify which instances you want to be monitored by Septaz

2Manual Mode Users who cannot use Automatic mode due to compliance policies of an organisation can use Manual Mode to setup instances. This method is discouraged as it will require you to setup all your instances manually and would require you to update your entire cluster. Under Automatic mode, Septaz handles the entire process of setting up instances using SSM which will avoid process of replacing existing instances and reduces possibilities of disruptions to current production environment.

Register with Septaz Follow below steps to register your account with Septaz

Link AWS Account with Septaz You can link you account during the signup process or by clicking on "Add AWS Account" from dashboard. Follow the steps given on the account linking page.