Cloud Monitor is a service that monitors Alibaba Cloud resources and Internet applications.

Cloud Monitor provides one-stop, out-of-the-box, and enterprise-class monitoring solutions. Cloud Monitor allows you to monitor IT infrastructure and Internet quality based on events, custom metrics, and logs. The monitoring services provided by Cloud Monitor are efficient, comprehensive, and cost-effective. Cloud Monitor helps you improve system service availability and reduce the O&M costs of IT infrastructure.

Cloud Monitor provides application groups and alert templates to monitor tens of thousands of instances from dozens of services. You can add resources from different services and regions to the same application group to simplify resource management.

Cloud Monitor collects system metrics and custom metrics of Alibaba Cloud resources to monitor service availability and allows you to configure alert rules for metrics. This way, you can monitor the usage of your Alibaba Cloud resources and the status of your applications. You can also resolve alerts at the earliest opportunity to ensure the availability of your applications.

Architecture

Architecture

Features

The following table lists the features supported by Cloud Monitor.
Feature Description
Dashboard Allows you to view monitoring data as needed. You can view monitoring data of different instances from different services by using a dashboard.
Application group Allows you to manage resources from different services and regions by group. You can use application groups to manage resources of your business in a centralized manner, such as servers, databases, load balancers, and storage resources. For example, you can manage alert rules and view monitoring data by application group. This improves O&M efficiency.
Host monitoring Allows you to install Cloud Monitor agents on servers to collect monitoring data of metrics that are related to CPU, memory, disk, and network usage. Host monitoring allows you to configure alert rules for all metrics.
Event monitoring Allows you to report events, query events, and receive alerts about events. Event monitoring allows you to report exceptions or important changes of your business to Cloud Monitor and receive alerts if exceptions occur.
Custom monitoring Allows you to report business metrics about which you are concerned to Cloud Monitor. Cloud Monitor processes the collected monitoring data and generates alerts based on the processing result.
Site monitoring Allows you to test network connectivity. Site monitoring sends detection requests that simulated real user access from Alibaba Cloud data centers to your site.
Cloud service monitoring Allows you to monitor the metrics of your cloud services. You can view the monitoring charts of each cloud service. You can also configure alert rules for cloud services. If an alert is triggered based on the alert rules, Cloud Monitor sends an alert notification. This way, you can monitor the performance and usage of your cloud resources.
Alert service Allows you to configure alert rules and sends alert notifications if alerts are triggered. You can configure alert rules to specify how Cloud Monitor checks the monitoring data and when Cloud Monitor sends alert notifications. After you configure alert rules for important metrics, you can receive alert notifications if exceptions occur and handle the exceptions at the earliest opportunity.