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Sensor (Data Collection)

Tracked Configuration

  • EC2 Instance Details

    • Public Hostname
    • Instance ID
    • Type
    • Availability Zone
    • Public IP
    • AMI ID
    • Reservation ID
    • Security Groups
    • Public Keys
  • EC2 Availability Zone

Required Permissions

  • ec2:DescribeInstances
  • ec2:DescribeTags


Tags for EC2 instances are pulled every 30 seconds, this can be changed via agent configuration in <agent_install_dir>/etc/instana/configuration.yml:
  tags-poll-rate: 30

To disable tags retrieval of EC2 instances use the following configuration:
  enabled: false

Instana Agent Tags

Please note that tags are currently only available in conjunction with the dedicated AWS Instana agent, described in the AWS Agent Installation docs. More detail on using tags is described here.