Event monitoring provides event reporting, event querying, and alarm reporting features. It collects and reports all types of exceptions and important change events in your business to CloudMonitor, and sends you an alarm notification when an exception occurs.

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

  • Event monitoring is used to report and query discontinuous 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.

Event monitoring processes

  • Query event data

    You can query any reported event data through the CloudMonitor console. You can choose to view all the events on the Event Monitoring page, or enter a specific application group to view the events in the group.

    To view all the reported events, follow these steps:

    1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
    2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Event Monitoring.
    3. On the Event Monitoring page, you can view all the events under System Event or Custom Event, as shown in the following figure.

    4. To view the details of a specific event, click View the Detail on the right of the target event.

      To query events of a specific group, go to the specific Event Monitoring page of the group.

  • Set an alarm rule

    Event monitoring provides an alarm reporting feature. When setting an alarm rule, you need to select a corresponding application group. After an alarm is generated, a notification is sent to the contacts of the group. To set alarm rules for an event, use either of the following two methods:

    • Method 1:
      1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
      2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Event Monitoring.
      3. Click Create Alarm Rule on the right of the target event.
      4. In the displayed Create/modify event alerts dialog box, enter a name for the alarm rule, set the corresponding rules and notification method, and click OK.
    • Method 2:
      1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
      2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Application Groups.
      3. Click the target group name.
      4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Event Monitoring.
      5. Click Create Alarm Rule on the right of the target event.
      6. In the displayed Create/modify event alerts dialog box, enter a name for the alarm rule, set the corresponding rules and notification method, and click OK.