Administrators — Setting up Express

The following steps describe the high-level workflow for setting up Moogsoft Express.

  1. Install the Moogsoft Collector on your Linux and Windows servers.

    To install the collector, you download and run an auto-generated script. You can then immediately see metrics and anomalies in the UI. See Moogsoft Collector.

  2. If you use AWS CloudWatch to monitor your environment, set up the CloudWatch integration.

  3. If you use Datadog to monitor your environment, set up the Datadog integration.

  4. Set up other external monitoring tools as desired to send metrics and events to Express.

    The Metrics API and Events API can ingest data from any external tool that can generate and send JSON objects with the required schema.

  5. Enrich your ingested data with information from your operational environment.

    This step is highly recommended. Enrichment can make your alerts and incidents more readable. You might also need to add more data to cluster your alerts into the incidents you want. See Data Enrichment.Enrich events with additional data

  6. Define the correlation logic to cluster your alerts into meaningful incidents.

    To define your correlations, you specify the alert fields and similarity thresholds to determine if two alerts are correlated. See Correlation Engine.

  7. If you use PagerDuty, set up the PagerDuty integration bidirectional to get notifications when Express creates new alerts or incidents.PagerDuty integration bidirectional