This topic describes the release notes for Application Real-Time Monitoring Service (ARMS) in 2022 and provides links to the relevant references.

April 2022

Module Feature Description Region Version
Prometheus Service New region Prometheus Service is available in the China (Ulanqab) region. For more information, see Regions that support Prometheus Monitoring. v2.8.3.4
Global aggregation instance ARMS provides a virtual aggregation instance for multiple Alibaba Cloud Prometheus instances or self-managed Prometheus clusters. The virtual aggregation instance can be used to query Prometheus metrics, manage Grafana data sources, and manage alerts in a unified manner. For more information, see GlobalView aggregate instance. For more information, see Regions that support Prometheus Monitoring. v2.8.3.4
Application Monitoring Custom RAM authorization The operation permissions on a specific application can be granted to a RAM user by using a custom policy. For more information, see Attach a custom policy to a RAM user.
Note This feature is available only to users who activate ARMS after this feature is released. Users who have activated ARMS before this feature is released can submit a ticket to add a whitelist.
For more information, see Regions that support Application Monitoring. v2.8.3.4

March 2022

Module Feature Description Region Version
Application Monitoring Application tags Tag can be added to applications in key-value pairs. For more information, see Manage tags. For more information, see Regions that support Application Monitoring. v2.8.3.3
Startup analysis Startup analysis of Dubbo applications deployed in ACK clusters is supported. The startup time of each Dubbo instance within the application can be collected. Unit: milliseconds. Data can be displayed and analyzed from four dimensions: container startup, application initialization, service registration, and normal traffic ingress. This feature is supported only in regions of China. For more information, see Regions that support Application Monitoring. v2.8.3.3
Application environment The environment information of Dubbo applications deployed in ACK clusters can be viewed, including the environment dependency information and configuration information. For more information, see Application environment. This feature is supported only in regions of China. For more information, see Regions that support Application Monitoring. v2.8.3.3
JVM configuration optimization All JVM instances within an application and the configurations of each instance can be viewed. JVM parameter tuning is supported. Suggestions are provided to optimize JVM parameter configurations. This feature is supported only in regions of China. For more information, see Regions that support Application Monitoring. v2.8.3.3
Grafana Service Integration with Loki-based ARMS dashboard in alert management The Alert Overview page provides a dashboard that integrates Grafana Service to provide alert information. Historical alerts and alert processing efficiency can be viewed on the page. Data charts such as SLA, alert processing statistics, and daily alert trends are provided. This feature helps collect alert data, analyze the processing situation in real time, and improve the alert processing efficiency. For more information, see Supported regions of Grafana Service. v2.8.3.3
Alert Management Commercial billing ARMS Alert Management is available for commercial use as of 00:00 on March 18, 2022. Three editions are provided: Trial Edition, Basic Edition, and Pro Edition. The Trial Edition and Basic Edition are free of charge. The Pro Edition is billed by using the pay-as-you-go method. This feature is supported only in regions of China. v2.8.3.3
Support for masking alert rules on mobile devices Alert notifications in a DingTalk group or WeCom group can be masked. For more information, see Manage alerts in a DingTalk group. N/A v2.8.3.3
Alert event preview When a notification policy is being created or edited, the events that meet the specified dispatch conditions in the last 24 hours can be previewed. N/A v2.8.3.3

February 2022

Module Feature Description Region Version
Application Monitoring Support for Spring scheduled tasks with the @Scheduled annotation Specified programs or instructions can be executed at a fixed interval. The details of Spring scheduled tasks are provided. For more information, see Regions that support Application Monitoring. v2.8.3.2
Prometheus Service Commercial billing for some regions Prometheus Service is available in Alibaba Finance Cloud, Alibaba Gov Cloud, and the following regions: China (Qingdao), China (Hohhot), China (Heyuan), China (Guangzhou), China (Chengdu), China (Hong Kong), US (Virginia), US (Silicon Valley), UK (London), and Germany (Frankfurt). You are charged for using Prometheus Service in these regions. For more information, see Billing of Alibaba Cloud Prometheus Service. For more information, see Regions that support Prometheus Monitoring. v2.8.3.2
Alert rule template for Kubernetes clusters The alert rule template feature is supported. An alert rule template can be created and applied to multiple Prometheus instances that reside in different regions. The alert rule of these Prometheus instances can be managed in a unified manner. The management cost is reduced. For more information, see Create and manage an alert rule template. For more information, see Regions that support Prometheus Monitoring. v2.8.3.2
Kubernetes Monitoring Cluster topology optimization Nodes can be queried. Upstream and downstream nodes can be viewed. Issues can be identified more efficiently. For more information, see Regions that support Container Monitoring. v2.8.3.2
Query optimization Filter conditions can be saved for subsequent queries. For more information, see Regions that support Container Monitoring. v2.8.3.2

January 2022

Module Feature Description Region Version
Prometheus Service Dashboard for RocketMQ component monitoring RocketMQ components can be installed and configured in the Prometheus Service console. Prometheus Service provides out-of-the-box dashboards to monitor RocketMQ components. For more information, see Use Alibaba Cloud Prometheus Service to monitor RocketMQ exporters. For more information, see Regions that support Prometheus Monitoring. v2.8.3
Application Monitoring Optimization of the ARMS agent for Java V2.7.1.3
  • Dubbo-based instrumentation is supported during network calls and parsing. The analysis capability is enhanced to address Dubbo call issues.
  • JVM parameter tuning is supported to help users optimize JVM parameter configurations online.
  • The Arthas diagnosis feature supports Elastic Compute Service (ECS). Arthas adopts the bytecode enhancement technology and allows developers to check the status of applications without the need to restart running JVM processes. For more information, see Arthas diagnostics (new).
  • The following bugs are fixed:
    • The operations performed on Lettuce fail to be obtained.
    • The dimensions of components such as Kafka are divergent.
    • The @Async annotation is unavailable.
    • Some features of the HikariCP thread pool are unavailable.
For more information, see Regions that support Application Monitoring. v2.8.3
Grafana Service Integration with Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch Grafana Service is integrated with Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch. Data can be synchronized from Elasticsearch to Grafana Service by using an Elasticsearch plug-in and displayed on the Grafana dashboard in real time. For more information, see Add and use Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch data sources by public endpoint. For more information, see Supported regions of Grafana Service. v2.8.3
Synthetic Monitoring API performance monitoring The performance of API operations can be monitored. The data integrity of API operations can be verified. This feature ensures that API operations return data as expected. N/A v2.8.3
Service availability Synthetic Monitoring is available in Alibaba Finance Cloud. N/A v2.8.3
Application Monitoring Inspection configuration and subscription configuration
  • Multiple inspection modules are built into Insights. Module parameters can be modified. For more information, see Inspection configuration.
  • Insights automatically detects exceptions of all the applications within an Alibaba Cloud account based on the system default settings or custom settings. If an exception is detected, the system sends notifications to the specified contacts based on the configured subscription rules. For more information, see Subscription rules.
  • China (Hangzhou)
  • China (Shanghai)
  • China (Beijing)
  • China (Zhangjiakou)
  • China (Shenzhen)
v2.8.3
Alert Management Support for API operations The alert configuration process is optimized. API operations can be called to create or modify alert contacts, query alert rules, and query alert sending history. For more information, see Alert Management (New). N/A v2.8.2.4
Service availability Alert Management is available in Alibaba Gov Cloud. N/A v2.8.2.4