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 add monitoring charts 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.

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.
  1. Report monitoring data.
  2. View monitoring data.

    For more information, see View monitoring data.

  3. Configure an alert rule.

    For more information, see Configure an alert rule.