If you use multiple Alibaba Cloud services, you can add monitoring charts for the metrics of these services to a dashboard. Then, you can view the monitoring data of the services on the dashboard.

Prerequisites

A dashboard is created. For more information, see Create a dashboard.

Background information

Cloud Monitor provides a default dashboard that displays monitoring data for Elastic Compute Service (ECS). To view the metrics of other cloud services, you can add a monitoring chart. You can add a maximum of 20 monitoring charts to each dashboard.

The following table lists the types of monitoring charts supported by Cloud Monitor and the limits of each type.
Type Description Limits
Line chart Displays monitoring data in time series. You can add multiple metrics to a line chart. Each line chart can display a maximum of 10 lines.
Area chart Displays monitoring data in time series. You can add multiple metrics to an area chart. Each area chart can display a maximum of 10 areas.
Table Displays the monitoring data of the last 3 hours in ascending or descending order. Each table can display a maximum of 1,000 data records. For example, you can use a table to display the CPU usage of all ECS instances in descending order. You can add only one metric to a table. Each table can display a maximum of 1,000 data records.
Heat map Displays the real-time monitoring data of a specific metric. A heat map is used to display the distribution and comparison of real-time monitoring data that is collected for a specified metric of multiple instances. For example, you can use a heat map to display the distribution of the CPU usage for multiple instances. You can add only one metric to a heat map. Each heat map can display a maximum of 1,000 color blocks.
Pie chart Displays the real-time monitoring data of a specified metric. A pie chart is used for data comparison. You can add only one metric to a pie chart. None.

Add a monitoring chart

  1. Log on to theCloud Monitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Dashboard > Custom Dashboard.
  3. On the page that appears, select the dashboard to which you want to add a monitoring chart from the Dashboards drop-down list.
  4. In the upper-right corner, click Add View.
  5. In the Add View panel, select a chart type and metrics.
    Parameter Description
    Chart Type Supported types include line charts, area charts, tables, heat maps, and pie charts.
    Select Metrics
    You can select cloud service metrics, log monitoring metrics, or custom metrics.
    • Cloud service metrics: the metrics of Alibaba Cloud services. For more information, see Cloud service monitoring.
    • Custom metrics: the metrics that you add by using the custom monitoring feature. For more information, see Overview.
  6. Click Save.

Modify the monitoring chart

  1. Log on to theCloud Monitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Dashboard > Custom Dashboard.
  3. On the page that appears, select the dashboard to which the monitoring chart belongs from the Dashboard drop-down list.
  4. Move the pointer over the monitoring chart. Click Setup icon in the upper-right corner and click Edit icon.
  5. In the Add View panel, modify the type and metrics of the chart.
  6. Click Save.

Delete the monitoring chart

  1. Log on to theCloud Monitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Dashboard > Custom Dashboard.
  3. On the page that appears, select the dashboard to which the monitoring chart belongs from the Dashboard drop-down list.
  4. Move the pointer over the monitoring chart. Click Setup icon in the upper-right corner and click Delete icon.
  5. In the Confirm dialog box, click Confirm.

View monitoring charts

  1. Log on to theCloud Monitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Dashboard > Custom Dashboard.
  3. On the page that appears, select the dashboard whose monitoring charts you want to view from the Dashboard drop-down list.
  4. Select the time range of the monitoring charts.
    Note You can query the monitoring data of only the last 30 days.
  5. View the monitoring charts.
    • Click Full Screen in the upper-right corner. You can view all the monitoring charts of the dashboard in full-screen mode.
    • Click Refresh in the upper-right corner. You can refresh all monitoring charts of the dashboard in real time.