CloudMonitor manages system events and custom events of Alibaba Cloud services in a centralized manner. You can configure alert rules for custom events of Alibaba Cloud services. This allows you to receive alert notifications at the earliest opportunity when exceptions occur. Then, you can efficiently analyze and troubleshoot issues.

Background information

The following table describes the event types and Alibaba Cloud services that are supported by CloudMonitor.
Event type Description Supported Alibaba Cloud service
System event CloudMonitor provides a centralized platform for you to query system events that are generated for different Alibaba Cloud services. This allows you to track the use of Alibaba Cloud services and receive alert notifications at the earliest opportunity. Supported Alibaba Cloud services and system events
Custom event You can call an API operation of CloudMonitor to report the anomalous events that occur in your Alibaba Cloud services to CloudMonitor. This allows you to track the use of the Alibaba Cloud services and receive alert notifications at the earliest opportunity. All Alibaba Cloud services supported by CloudMonitor

Procedure

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Event Monitoring > Custom Event.
  3. Click the Event Alert tab.
  4. Click Create Alert Rule.
  5. In the Create / Modify Event Alert panel, set the parameters of the custom event-triggered alert rule.
    Parameter Description
    Alert Rule Name The name of the event-triggered alert rule.
    Application Group CloudMonitor sends an alert notification only when the specified custom event occurs on a resource in the application group.
    Event Name The name of the custom event.
    Rule Description The details of the event-triggered alert rule. An alert notification is sent only if the alert is generated for the specified number of times within the specified period of time. The period can be 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 minutes.
    Notification Methods The notification method and severity level of the event alert. Valid values:
    • Email + DingTalk(CRITICAL)
    • Email + DingTalk(WARN)
    • Email + DingTalk(INFO)
    Contact Group The contact group that receives alert notifications.
    Alert Callback The callback URL and request method. The callback URL must be accessible over the Internet. CloudMonitor pushes an alert notification to the specified callback URL by sending an HTTP POST or GET request. Only the HTTP protocol is supported. For more information about how to set callback URLs, see Use the alert callback feature to send notifications about threshold-triggered alerts.
  6. Click OK.