This topic describes how to write alerts from Cloud Monitor to Message Service (MNS).


  1. Authorize Cloud Monitor to write alerts to MNS.
    1. Click Cloud Resource Access Authorization to allow Cloud Monitor to assume AliyunCloudMonitorDefaultRole.
    2. Click Confirm Authorization Policy.
  2. Call the PutResourceMetricRule operation to create an alert rule.
    For more information, see PutResourceMetricRule.
  3. Call the PutMetricRuleTargets operation to specify a MNS queue or topic to receive the alert notifications of the specified alert rule.

    For more information, see PutMetricRuleTargets.

    Set the Arn element to the Alibaba Cloud Resource Name (ARN) of an MNS queue or topic to which the alerts are written.
    • The ARN of an MNS queue is in the format of "acs:mns:{$RegionId}:{$UserId}:/queues/{$queueName}/messages".
    • The ARN of an MNS topic is in the format of "acs:mns:{$RegionId}:{$UserId}:/topics/{$queueName}/messages".
    The following code shows an example of the PutMetricRuleTargets operation:
        Id: 1,
        Level: ["INFO", "WARN", "CRITICAL"],

Message body written to MNS

Cloud Monitor writes a message body to MNS in the JSON format. The following code shows an example of a message body in the JSON format:

  "ruleId": "putNewAlarm_group_778af9ba-a291-46ab-ac53-3983bcee****",
  "ruleName": "test",
  // Current level.
  "curLevel": "WARN",
  // Previous level.
  "preLevel": "OK",
  // The instance that triggers the alert.
  "resources": "{\"instanceId\": \"i-uf61rfofjd2iku7e****\"}",
  // The condition that triggers the alert.
  "escalation": {
    "comparisonOperator": "GreaterThanYesterday",
    "level": 3,
    "statistics": "Average",
    "tag": "WARN",
    "threshold": "0",
    "times": 1
  "metricData": {
    "timestamp": 1534736160000,
    "userId": "127067667954****",
    "instanceId": "i-uf61rfofjd2iku7e****",
    "Average": 470687744,
    "Maximum": 470794240,
    "Minimum": 470556672,
    // Start the comparison of metrics.
    "AliyunCmsPrevValues": { // Compared values.
      "timestamp": 1534649760000,
      "userId": "127067667954****",
      "instanceId": "i-uf61rfofjd2iku7e****",
      "Average": 468463616,
      "Maximum": 468549632,
      "Minimum": 468258816
    // Comparison formula.
    "AliyunCmsComplexExpression": "100.0 * ($Average-$$prevAverage)/$$prevAverage",
    // Conversion formula.
    "AliyunCmsComplexMath": "100.0 * (470687744-468463616)/468463616",
    // Calculation result.
    "AliyunCmsComplexValue": 0.47477070236336133
    // End the comparison of metrics.
  // Metric parameters.
  "metricName": "memory_actualusedspace#60",
  "namespace": "acs_ecs_dashboard",
  "period": "60",

  // Application group parameters.
  "groupBy": "group",
  "productGroupName": "RDS instance group",

  // Alert time.
  "lastTime": 327362743, // The duration of the alert.
  "time": 1534736160000, // The time when the alert occurred.

  "userId": "173651113438****",
  "eventName": "AlertOk",
  "eventType": "Alert",
  // Use the following parameters to trace the alert.
  "batchId": "4272653-152082****-0",
  "version": "1.0"