Custom monitoring allows you to customize metrics and alert rules. You can call the PutCustomMetric API operation to report business metrics about which you are concerned to CloudMonitor. Then, you can view monitoring data and create alert rules for these metrics in the CloudMonitor console. CloudMonitor sends alert notifications about abnormal metrics to you. This allows you to handle faults in a timely manner and ensures normal business operation.

Prerequisites

Monitoring data is reported to CloudMonitor. For more information, see Overview.

Background information

Event monitoring and custom monitoring have the following differences:
  • Event monitoring focuses on the data of non-continuous events.
  • Custom monitoring focuses on periodically collected time series data.

View monitoring data on the Custom Monitoring page

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Custom Monitoring.
  3. On the Time Series tab of the Custom Monitoring page, view monitoring charts and monitoring data.
    View monitoring data

View monitoring data of an application group

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Application Groups.
  3. On the Application grouping tab of the Application Groups page, click the name or ID of the target application group.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane of the page that appears, click Custom Monitoring.
  5. On the Custom Monitoring page, view monitoring charts and monitoring data.
    View monitoring data

Configure an alert rule on the Custom Monitoring page

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Custom Monitoring.
  3. On the Time Series tab of the Custom Monitoring page, find the target metric and click Setup Alarm Rule in the Operation column.
  4. On the Create Alarm Rule page, set relevant parameters.
  5. Click OK.

Configure an alert rule for an application group

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Application Groups.
  3. On the Application grouping tab of the Application Groups page, click the name or ID of the target application group.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane of the page that appears, click Custom Monitoring.
  5. On the Custom Monitoring page, find the target metric and click Setup Alarm Rule in the Operation column.
  6. On the Create Alarm Rule page, set relevant parameters.
  7. Click OK.