By default, Cloud Config monitors all supported types of resources that belong to your Alibaba Cloud account. During initialization, Cloud Config scans all resources. If you have other monitoring solutions, perform the following steps to specify the resources that you want to monitor.

Background information

  • You can specify a monitoring scope within an ordinary account. You cannot specify a monitoring scope within a management account and the member accounts in an account group.
  • Cloud Config allows you to evaluation specific resources. Alibaba Cloud continuously updates Cloud Config to support evaluation on more resources. For more information about the resource types supported by Cloud Config, see Alibaba Cloud services that are supported by Cloud Config.


  1. Log on to the Cloud Config console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Settings > Service Settings.
  3. On the Service Settings page, click Monitoring Scope. On the tab that appears, click Modify.
  4. Specify resources that you want to monitor.
    • If you select All Supported Resource Types, a new service that is integrated with Cloud Config is automatically monitored.
    • If you select Custom Resource Types, you can specify resources that you want to monitor.
  5. Click OK.
  6. In the Email Verification dialog box, click Get Verification Code.
    Alibaba Cloud sends a verification code to the email address that is bound to your account.
  7. Enter the verification code in the Verification Code field and click OK.