This topic describes how to set the monitoring frequency for an RDS instance. ApsaraDB for RDS provides more than one monitoring frequency for you to select.

Background information

Two monitoring frequencies provided before May 15, 2018

  • Once per 60 seconds (monitoring period: 30 days)
  • Once per 300 seconds (monitoring period: 30 days)

Second-level monitoring frequency introduced since May 15, 2018

Minute-level monitoring frequencies cannot meet monitoring requirements of some users and maintenance personnel. Therefore, since May 15, 2018, RDS has introduced second-level monitoring frequencies. This facilitates problem locating and improves customer satisfaction.

Once per 5 seconds (monitoring period: 7 days), turning to once per minute since the eighth day

The detailed monitoring policies are described in the following table.

Instance type Once per 5 seconds Once per minute (60 seconds) Once per 5 minutes (300 seconds)
Basic Edition Not supported Supported for free Default configuration
High-availability or Enterprise Edition: Memory < 8 GB Not supported Supported for free Default configuration
High-availability or Enterprise Edition: Memory ≥ 8 GB Supported (Not free) Default configuration Supported for free

Procedure

  1. Log on to the RDS console.
  2. In the upper-left corner, select the region where the target RDS instance is located.
    选择地域
  3. Find the target RDS instance and click the instance ID.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Monitoring and Alerts.
    Note For information about the monitoring metrics supported by the instance, see View resource and engine monitoring data.
  5. Click the Monitoring tab.
  6. Click Set Monitoring Frequency.
  7. In the Set Monitoring Frequency dialog box, select the monitoring frequency and click OK.
    设置监控频率
    Note If the instance does not support second-level monitoring, a message is displayed to tell you so in the Set Monitoring Frequency dialog box.

APIs

API Description
DescribeDBInstanceMonitor Used to query the monitoring data of an RDS instance.