You can set alert rules for monitoring your system. When exceptions are detected and alert rules triggered, a notification will be sent to the alert contacts.


The instance must be in the mainland China region.


Monitoring and alerting are implemented through CloudMonitor. With CloudMonitor, you can configure monitored metrics and alert rules, and can associate contact groups with monitored metrics. When a monitored metric triggers an alert based on a specified alert rule, the system sends notification emails to all contacts in the contact groups associated with the monitored metric.

Create alert rules

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for RDS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the target RDS instance resides.Select a region
  3. Find the target RDS instance and click its ID.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Monitoring and Alerts.
  5. On the Monitoring and Alerts page, click the Alerts tab.
  6. Click Set Alert Rule to go to the CloudMonitor console. Set alarm rules
  7. Create an alert contact group. For more information, see Create an alert contact and an alert Contact Group.
  8. Create an alert rule. For more information, see Apsaradb for RDS.
    Note You can also use tags to automatically monitor resources. For more information, see Monitor resources based on tags.

Manage alert rules

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console for monitoring ApsaraDB for RDS.
  2. Select the region where your instance is located.
  3. Find the target RDS instance and click its ID.
  4. On the Alarm Rules tab, find the target alert rule and select one of the following operations:
    • View: view the details of an alert rule.
    • Alarm Logs: view the alert history for a certain period of time.
    • Modify: modify alert rules. For more information about the parameters, see Alarm rule parameters.
    • Disable: disable the selected alert rules. If an alert rule is disabled, no alert is triggered even though the monitored metric meets the conditions.
    • Delete: delete the selected alert rules. An alert rule cannot be restored after you delete it. You can only add it again.