We are so excited to launch Logicworks Pulse! Logicworks Pulse will go live on April 25, 2018. Below is a quick FAQ and video demo of Pulse. 

 


 

Overview of Logicworks Pulse

Pulse FAQs

JIRA Service Desk FAQs

Overview of Logicworks Pulse

Logicworks Pulse is an online platform built exclusively for our customers to get direct access to Logicworks’ custom automation, security, support, and cost optimization functionality. Pulse’s current functionality includes the ability to:
  • Control immediate notifications for events or changes to AWS resources, such as expiring SSL certificates and upcoming EC2 restart events. These notifications are based on custom Logicworks scanners, built by our engineers based on our experience on hundreds of cloud projects, and are far above and beyond the scanners available to you natively through AWS.
  • Access a Cost Management dashboard with real-time cost data, billing history, and cost analytics capabilities. Powered by CloudHealth Technologies.
  • Access a Security dashboard with features including intrusion detection, log data analysis, and vulnerability assessments. Powered by Alert Logic. Only available to customers that have purchased Alert Logic.
  • Access Logicworks' 24x7’support and ticketing system in JIRA Service Desk.
Watch the Logicworks Pulse Demo:
 

 

Pulse FAQs

Download the Pulse User Guide PDF

Why did you build Pulse? 

  • Pulse is a new system designed from scratch to improve your infrastructure management capabilities
  • Pulse provides visibility into some critical monitoring and analysis tools that we use to track the health of your system
  • Pulse also will provide you with a central access point for many of the tools we use collaboratively to manage your infrastructure
  • Pulse will replace LogicOps, which will be read-only as of April 25th

 

How will this change my day-to-day work with Logicworks?

  • Pulse will improve your ability to keep track of the day-to-day health of your infrastructure
  • You will use JIRA Service Desk instead of LogicOps for ticketing
  • You now have the ability to control  immediate notifications for certain events, such as an instance launching in a previously unused region, expiring SSL certificates and upcoming EC2 restart events
  • You can access Alert Logic via SSO directly from Pulse
  • You can access CloudHealth via SSO directly from Pulse

 

How can I access Pulse?

JIRA Service Desk is accessed through Logicworks Pulse.  On April 25, you will receive an email  from noreply@okta.com. You will create a login using that link that you can used to log in to client.logicworks.com.

If you cannot locate this email, go to client.logicworks.com and click “Need help signing in?”. Then click “Forgot password?” and follow instructions to receive a new email with a link to setup your password.

 

What are notifications?

Over the years, Logicworks’ engineers have built proprietary scanners that scan your environment for common events. These alerts always went to our NOC, but now you can also receive an immediate alert to your cell phone or email. 

  • These notifications are far above and beyond the scanners available to you natively through AWS
  • There have been multiple situations over the years in which these scanners have saved our clients thousands of dollars or alerted them to a potential incident
  • The goal is to give you more control and transparency into the health of your AWS account

 

What alerts are available?

You can receive immediate notifications for the following actions / thresholds:

      • Number of Utilized AWS Regions has Increased
      • Number of Utilized AWS Regions has Decreased
      • MFA Requirement for Root AWS Account is Disabled
      • AWS CloudTrail is Disabled
      • AWS Config is Disabled
      • EC2 Reserved Instances are Underutilized
      • RDS Instances are Unreserved
      • SSL Certs Attached to ELBs are Expiring
      • Planned Restarts of EC2 Instances
      • Planned restarts of RDS Instances
      • EBS Volumes are Detached
      • EC2 CloudWatch O/S Metrics are Disabled
      • AWS Costs Changed (week-over-week usage)

 

Who gets these alerts?

      • You can sign up to receive text or email notifications at the bottom of the Notifications screen
      • You cannot sign up for alerts to be sent to other subscribers; they must sign up for themselves in Pulse
      • Logicworks NOC always receives these alerts

 

Do I have access to Alert Logic?

If you already have purchased Alert Logic through Logicworks, you will be able to access the Alert Logic dashboard through Pulse. The Alert Logic dashboard is not available to customers that have not purchased Alert Logic. If you are interested in purchasing Alert Logic, contact your Account Manager.

 

 

JIRA Service Desk FAQs

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Why did Logicworks choose JIRA Service Desk over LogicOps?

JIRA Service Desk is a mature, enterprise-grade system that will make is easier for you to track and monitor tickets over time.

 

When are you transitioning from LogicOps to JIRA Service Desk?

On April 25, 2018, please start using JIRA Service Desk. Open all new service requests in JIRA Service Desk. Do not create new tickets within the LogicOps portal. If you currently have open tickets in LogicOps, you can continue to update tickets in LogicOps. Over the next few weeks, Logicworks will help you transition open LogicOps tickets to JIRA Service Desk.

You will still be able to access old tickets in LogicOps for tracking and compliance purposes.

 

How can I access JIRA Service Desk?

JIRA Service Desk is accessed through Logicworks Pulse.  On April 25, you will receive an email  from noreply@okta.com. You will create a login using that link that you can used to log in to client.logicworks.com.

If you cannot locate this email, go to client.logicworks.com and click “Need help signing in?”. Then click “Forgot password?” and follow instructions to receive a new email with a link to setup your password

 

What will happen to open LogicOps tickets?

Continue to use LogicOps for your current open LogicOps tickets. Over the next few weeks, Logicworks will transition tickets individually to JIRA Service Desk. 

Once all tickets are on JIRA Service Desk, you will no longer be able to open/update/respond to tickets via email and lw-support. We are implementing this change in order to enhance the security of our ticketing system. This change is also important for customers with compliance obligations.

 

What will happen to all of my old tickets? I need them for audits / history / other reason.

LogicOps will not disappear; you can still access old tickets. However, eventually the system will be in “read-only” mode, and you cannot modify or add to historical tickets. Logicworks will work with you to get you exactly what you need.

Quick Reference

Logicworks Pulse is our new customer portal launching on April 25, 2018. It includes a new ticketing platform to replace LogicOps, in addition to other exciting new features.

>> Download the Pulse User Guide

>> Download the JIRA Service Desk
User Guide

 

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Have Questions About Pulse? 

Talk to your Service Delivery Manager. For technical questions, please contact NOC at (212) 62-5444.