Application scenarios

Custom monitoring allows you to customize metrics and alarm rules.

You can monitor service metrics as needed and report monitoring data to CloudMonitor. CloudMonitor then processes the data and, if the metric thresholds are met or exceeded, generates alarms according to the results.

The difference between event monitoring and custom monitoring is as follows:

  • Event monitoring is used to report and query singular event monitoring data and generate alarms if needed.
  • Custom monitoring is used to report and query time series monitoring data collected periodically and generate alarms if needed.

Report monitoring data

For more information, see Report monitoring data.

Query monitoring data

To view custom monitoring data, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Application Groups.
  3. Find the target application group and click the group name.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Custom Monitoring.
  5. On the displayed page, click the target metric name.
  6. Select the time series you want to view.

Set an alarm rule

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Application Groups.
  3. Find the target application group and click the group name.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Custom Monitoring.
  5. Click the target metric name and then select the target time series.
  6. Click Setup Alarm Rule in the Operation column.
  7. On the displayed Create Alarm Rule page, enter a name for the alarm rule and select the corresponding metric, dimension, alarm policy, and notification method.