Cloud Monitor automatically monitors resources of each cloud service under your Alibaba Cloud account. You can view the monitoring data about resources of each cloud service in monitoring charts. You can also configure alert rules to monitor resources. When an alert is triggered based on the configured alert rules, Cloud Monitor sends an alert notification. This way, you are notified of performance or usage anomalies immediately after the anomalies occur.

Background information

The monitoring data that is displayed on the monitoring page varies with cloud services. For example, you can view the instance list and monitoring charts on the monitoring page of Server Load Balancer (SLB). You can also configure alert rules on the monitoring page.

View monitoring data

On the monitoring page of a cloud service, you can view the running status, performance metrics, and usage metrics of resources.

  1. Log on to the Cloud Monitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Cloud products.
  3. On the Cloud products page, click a cloud service.
  4. On the monitoring page of the cloud service, click Monitoring Charts in the Actions column of a resource.
    On the page that appears, you can view the monitoring charts of the resource.
    Note

    You can view only the monitoring data that is generated in the last 30 days.

Configure alert rules

On the monitoring page of a cloud service, you can configure alert rules for resources. When an alert is triggered based on the configured alert rules, Cloud Monitor sends an alert notification to you.

  1. Log on to the Cloud Monitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Cloud products.
  3. On the Cloud products page, click a cloud service.
  4. Create an alert rule for the cloud service.
    • Create an alert rule on the Alert Rules page.
      1. On the monitoring page of the cloud service, find the resource for which you want to create an alert rule. Click Alert Rules in the Actions column.
      2. On the Threshold Value Alert tab of the Alert Rules page, click Create Alert Rule.
      3. On the Create Alert Rule page, configure the alert rule.
      4. Click Confirm.
    • Create an alert rule on the monitoring page of the cloud service.
      1. On the monitoring page of the cloud service, click Create Alert Rule in the upper-right corner.
      2. On the Create Alert Rule page, configure the alert rule.
      3. Click Confirm.
    Note For more information about how to configure an alert rule, see Create a threshold-triggered alert rule.

View alert rules

On the monitoring page of a cloud service, you can view all alert rules for resources.

  1. Log on to the Cloud Monitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Cloud products.
  3. On the Cloud products page, click a cloud service.
  4. On the monitoring page of the cloud service, click Alert Rules in the upper-right corner.

References

Appendix 1: Metrics