Application scenarios

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2017

CloudMonitor provides an extensive array of application scenarios, which are explained below using examples of different services.

Cloud service monitoring

Once you have bought and used an Alibaba Cloud service supported by CloudMonitor, you can easily check the running status of your product and various metrics on the corresponding cloud service monitoring chart page. Moreover, you can set alarm policies for the metrics.

System monitoring

System monitoring enables you to keep check on CPU usage, memory usage, outgoing public network traffic rate (bandwidth), and other basic indicators of the ECS instance. You can use instances more appropriately and avoid service malfunction due to resource overuse.

Rapid exception handling

On the basis of the alarm rules you set, CloudMonitor sends notifications as metric data reaches the threshold. These alarms help you to receive timely exception notification, diagnose the cause and take appropriate action in time.

Rapid resizing

You can set alarm rules for multiple metrics such as bandwidth, connection count and disk usage. This helps you to know the real-time status of cloud service and resize them (as per the requirement) as and when the alarm is triggered due to increase in service volume.

Site monitoring

Currently, site monitoring service supports eight monitoring protocols namely HTTP, ICMP, TCP, UDP, DNS, POP3, SMTP, and FTP. This helps to detect the availability, response time and packet loss rate of your site. Hence, you can get a complete picture of your site availability and can fix any exceptions immediately.

Customized monitoring

Customized monitoring is designed as a supplement to cloud service monitoring. If CloudMonitor fails to provide you the desired metrics, you can create a new metric and report the acquired metric data to CloudMonitor. This is when CloudMonitor displays monitoring charts and raise alarms for new metrics.

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