If the default Elastic Compute Service (ECS) dashboard of Cloud Monitor cannot meet your business needs, you can create a dashboard and add monitoring charts to view custom monitoring data.

Create a dashboard

  1. Log on to theCloud Monitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Dashboard > Custom Dashboard.
  3. On the Dashboards page, click Create Dashboard in the upper-right corner.
  4. In the Create Dashboard dialog box, enter a dashboard name.
  5. Click Create.
    You are redirected to the newly created dashboard. You can then add monitoring charts to the dashboard as needed. For more information, see Add a monitoring chart.

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.

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.