CloudVertical becomes much more powerful and useful if you connect your other tools right into it. If you are into monitoring websites or applications performance chances are you already have Pingdom account set up. Why not plug it into your CloudVertical account?
It’s very easy. Start by logging into your CloudVertical account (if you don’t have it yet – sign up for your free account now). Go to Addons library and find Pingdom addon (here is direct link). Click “Add”, then name your new integration and provide your Pingdom username, password and API key to connect your CloudVertical and Pingdom accounts.
Now, actually most tedious part of the process is obtaining Pingdom API keys. It is not hard, but takes some steps that might not be very intuitive, so let us walk you thorugh.
First, log in to Pingdom account and find Pingdom API link in their left menu.
Then you have to activate “REST API” tab and click “Register Application” button. You will be taken to “Register an application” form, where you have to provide some data. You can just copy and paste this:
- Application name: CloudVertical
- Description: CloudVertical helps you monitor, analyse and optimise cloud costs, usage and performance.
- Application type: [internal]
- Application website: http://cloudvertical.com
- Platform: [web]
It should look like this:
After submitting this form, you should finally see message “Your application key has been registered”. Down close the bottom to this message you’ll notice your pingdom application key itself. Just copy it and paste into CloudVertical form. You’ll be seeing your Pingdom widgets and dashboard in no time.
As usual – if you’ll have any questions, don’t be shy and contact us directly (email@example.com), as we’re always here to help.