Queries the monitoring data on a time series metric of a cloud service in a specified period.

For more information about how to assign values to the Namespace, Project, Metric, Period, and Dimensions parameters for cloud services, see DescribeMetricMetaList or Appendix 1: Metrics.

Note Different from DescribeMetricList, this operation provides statistical features. You can set the Dimension parameter to {"userId:"xxxx"} to aggregate all data of the specified user.

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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes DescribeMetricData

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to DescribeMetricData.

MetricName String Yes cpu_idle

The name of the metric.

Namespace String Yes acs_ecs_dashboard

The namespace of the service.

Specify the value in the format of acs_Service name.

Period String No 60

The time interval at which monitoring data is queried. Unit: seconds. Valid values: 60, 300, and 900.

Set this parameter as needed.

StartTime String No 2019-01-30 00:00:00

The beginning of the time range for the query. Supported formats:

  • UNIX timestamp: the number of milliseconds that have elapsed since the epoch time January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.
  • Time format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ.
Note The period specified by StartTime and EndTime includes the time point specified by EndTime but does not include the time point specified by StartTime. StartTime must be earlier than EndTime.
EndTime String No 2019-01-30 00:10:00

The end of the time range for the query. Supported formats:

  • UNIX timestamp: the number of milliseconds that have elapsed since the epoch time January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.
  • Time format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ.
Dimensions String No [{"instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****"}]

The dimensions that specify the resources for which you want to query monitoring data.

Set the value to a collection of key-value pairs. A typical key-value pair is instanceId: XXXXXX.

The key and value must be 1 to 64 bytes in length, respectively. Excessive bytes are truncated from the string.

The key and value can contain letters, digits, periods (.), hyphens (-), underscores (_), forward slashes (/), and backslashes (\).

Note Dimensions must be organized in a JSON string and follow the required order.
Express String No “{"groupby":["userId","instanceId"]}”

The expression for real-time computation on the query results.

Only the groupby expression is supported, which is similar to the GROUP BY statement used in databases.

Length String No 1000

The number of entries to return on each page.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
Code String 200

The HTTP status code.

Note The status code 200 indicates that the call was successful.
Datapoints String [{"timestamp":1548777660000,"userId":"123****","instanceId":"i-abc****","Minimum":9.92,"Average":9.92,"Maximum":9.92}]

The obtained monitoring data of the metric. The value includes the following fields:

  • timestamp: the timestamp when the alert was triggered.
  • userId: the ID of the user for which the alert was triggered.
  • instanceId: the ID of the instance for which the alert was triggered.
  • Minimum, Average, and Maximum: the aggregation methods.
Message String The Request is not authorization.

The returned message.

Period String 60

The time interval at which monitoring data was queried. Unit: seconds. Valid values: 60, 300, and 900.

RequestId String 6A5F022D-AC7C-460E-94AE-B9E75083D027

The ID of the request.

Examples

Sample requests

http(s)://[Endpoint]/?Action=DescribeMetricData
&MetricName=cpu_idle
&Namespace=acs_ecs_dashboard
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format

<DescribeMetricData>
          <Period>60</Period>
          <Datapoints>
                <timestamp>1490152860000</timestamp>
                <Maximum>100</Maximum>
                <userId>123456789876****</userId>
                <Minimum>93.1</Minimum>
                <instanceId>i-abcdefgh12****</instanceId>
                <Average>99.52</Average>
          </Datapoints>
          <Datapoints>
                <timestamp>1490152920000</timestamp>
                <Maximum>100</Maximum>
                <userId>123456789876****</userId>
                <Minimum>92.59</Minimum>
                <instanceId>i-abcdefgh12****</instanceId>
                <Average>99.49</Average>
          </Datapoints>
          <Datapoints>
                <timestamp>1490152980000</timestamp>
                <Maximum>100</Maximum>
                <userId>123456789876****</userId>
                <Minimum>92.86</Minimum>
                <instanceId>i-abcdefgh12****</instanceId>
                <Average>99.44</Average>
          </Datapoints>
          <Datapoints>
                <timestamp>1490153040000</timestamp>
                <Maximum>100</Maximum>
                <userId>123456789876****</userId>
                <Minimum>91.43</Minimum>
                <instanceId>i-abcdefgh12****</instanceId>
                <Average>99.36</Average>
          </Datapoints>
          <Datapoints>
                <timestamp>1490153100000</timestamp>
                <Maximum>100</Maximum>
                <userId>123456789876****</userId>
                <Minimum>93.55</Minimum>
                <instanceId>i-abcdefgh12****</instanceId>
                <Average>99.51</Average>
          </Datapoints>
          <Datapoints>
                <timestamp>1490153160000</timestamp>
                <Maximum>100</Maximum>
                <userId>123456789876****</userId>
                <Minimum>93.1</Minimum>
                <instanceId>i-abcdefgh12****</instanceId>
                <Average>99.52</Average>
          </Datapoints>
          <Datapoints>
                <timestamp>1490153220000</timestamp>
                <Maximum>100</Maximum>
                <userId>123456789876****</userId>
                <Minimum>92.59</Minimum>
                <instanceId>i-abcdefgh12****</instanceId>
                <Average>99.42</Average>
          </Datapoints>
          <Datapoints>
                <timestamp>1490153280000</timestamp>
                <Maximum>100</Maximum>
                <userId>123456789876****</userId>
                <Minimum>91.18</Minimum>
                <instanceId>i-abcdefgh12****</instanceId>
                <Average>99.34</Average>
          </Datapoints>
          <Datapoints>
                <timestamp>1490153340000</timestamp>
                <Maximum>100</Maximum>
                <userId>123456789876****</userId>
                <Minimum>92.86</Minimum>
                <instanceId>i-abcdefgh12****</instanceId>
                <Average>99.46</Average>
          </Datapoints>
          <Datapoints>
                <timestamp>1490153400000</timestamp>
                <Maximum>100</Maximum>
                <userId>123456789876****</userId>
                <Minimum>91.18</Minimum>
                <instanceId>i-abcdefgh12****</instanceId>
                <Average>99.35</Average>
          </Datapoints>
          <RequestId>6A5F022D-AC7C-460E-94AE-B9E75083D027</RequestId>
          <Code>200</Code>
</DescribeMetricData>

JSON format

{
    "Period": "60",
    "Datapoints": [
        {
            "timestamp": 1490152860000,
            "Maximum": 100,
            "userId": "123456789876****",
            "Minimum": 93.1,
            "instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****",
            "Average": 99.52
        },
        {
            "timestamp": 1490152920000,
            "Maximum": 100,
            "userId": "123456789876****",
            "Minimum": 92.59,
            "instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****",
            "Average": 99.49
        },
        {
            "timestamp": 1490152980000,
            "Maximum": 100,
            "userId": "123456789876****",
            "Minimum": 92.86,
            "instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****",
            "Average": 99.44
        },
        {
            "timestamp": 1490153040000,
            "Maximum": 100,
            "userId": "123456789876****",
            "Minimum": 91.43,
            "instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****",
            "Average": 99.36
        },
        {
            "timestamp": 1490153100000,
            "Maximum": 100,
            "userId": "123456789876****",
            "Minimum": 93.55,
            "instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****",
            "Average": 99.51
        },
        {
            "timestamp": 1490153160000,
            "Maximum": 100,
            "userId": "123456789876****",
            "Minimum": 93.1,
            "instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****",
            "Average": 99.52
        },
        {
            "timestamp": 1490153220000,
            "Maximum": 100,
            "userId": "123456789876****",
            "Minimum": 92.59,
            "instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****",
            "Average": 99.42
        },
        {
            "timestamp": 1490153280000,
            "Maximum": 100,
            "userId": "123456789876****",
            "Minimum": 91.18,
            "instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****",
            "Average": 99.34
        },
        {
            "timestamp": 1490153340000,
            "Maximum": 100,
            "userId": "123456789876****",
            "Minimum": 92.86,
            "instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****",
            "Average": 99.46
        },
        {
            "timestamp": 1490153400000,
            "Maximum": 100,
            "userId": "123456789876****",
            "Minimum": 91.18,
            "instanceId": "i-abcdefgh12****",
            "Average": 99.35
        }
    ],
    "RequestId": "6A5F022D-AC7C-460E-94AE-B9E75083D027",
    "Code": "200"
}

Error codes

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