The application group feature allows you to manage resources from different services and regions by group. You can create application groups based on your business requirements. You can add servers, databases, or other resources that are related to the same business to an application group. You can also manage alert rules by application group.

Background information

The following table describes the methods that you can use to create application groups and the Alibaba Cloud services that are supported by each method.
Creation method Description
Create an application group based on tags If tags are attached to your instances, you can specify a tag-based matching rule to create an application group. All instances that match the rule are automatically added to the application group. If an existing instance has a tag that is specified in the matching rule, an application group is automatically created for the tag. If a new instance has a tag that is specified in the matching rule, the instance is automatically added to the application group. Up to 3,000 instances can match a rule at a time.

For more information about how to create and attach tags in the Resource Management console, see Add a custom tag.

Manually create an application group You can create a standard application group to manage existing instances based on your business requirements.
Create an application group based on instance names You can create an application group by specifying a matching rule based on instance names. All instances that match the rule are automatically added to the application group.
Create an application group from a resource group You can create an application group from a resource group that you configure. Then, you can add all instances in the resource group to the application group.

For information about how to create a resource group in the Resource Management console, see Create a resource group.

Create an application group based on tags

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Application Groups.
  3. On the Application Groups tab, click the Create icon or Create Application Group.
  4. In the Create Application Group panel, set the Creation Method parameter to Create Based on Tags, and then configure the other parameters as needed. The following table describes the parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Application Group Name CloudMonitor automatically generates a name for the application group.
    Region The region where the application group resides.
    Resource Tag Key The tag key of the instance. To automatically add instances, you can specify a matching rule based on the tag key and the tag value of a resource.

    You can create up to three tags. The tags are in the logical AND relation. You can select a tag as the prefix of the application group name.

    The name is generated in the tag name-tag value-random string format.

    Tag Value The tag value of the instance. To automatically add instances, you can specify a matching rule based on the tag key and the tag value of a resource.

    Instances whose tag values contain, start with, end with, do not contain, or are equal to the value that you specify are automatically added to the application group. If you set the Tag Value parameter to All, all instances with the specified tag are added to the application group. A new instance that matches the rule is also added to the application group.

    You can create up to three tags. The tags are in the logical AND relation. You can select a tag as the prefix of the application group name.

    The name is generated in the tag name-tag value-random string format.

    Initialize Agent Installation After you turn on Initialize Agent Installation, CloudMonitor automatically installs the CloudMonitor agent on the instances in the application group to collect monitoring data from the instances.

    By default, Initialize Agent Installation is turned on.

    Receive Event Notifications After you turn on Receive Event Notifications, CloudMonitor automatically sends alert notifications when critical or warning events occur on the instances that are added to the application group.

    By default, Receive Event Notifications is turned on.

    Alert Contact Group The contact group to which alert notifications are sent.

    For information about how to create an alert contact group, see Create an alert contact group.

    Alert Template You can use an alert template to initialize the alert rules of the application group.

    For information about how to create an alert template, see Create an alert template.

  5. Click OK.
    On the Application Groups tab, you can view the application group that you created.

Manually create an application group

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Application Groups.
  3. On the Application Groups tab, click the Create icon or Create Application Group.
  4. In the Create Application Group panel, set the Creation Method parameter to Manually Create, and then configure the other parameters as needed. The following table describes the parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Application Group Name The name of the application group.
    Initialize Agent Installation After you turn on Initialize Agent Installation, CloudMonitor automatically installs the CloudMonitor agent on the instances in the application group to collect monitoring data from the instances.

    By default, Initialize Agent Installation is turned on.

    Receive Event Notifications After you turn on Receive Event Notifications, CloudMonitor automatically sends alert notifications when critical or warning events occur on the instances that are added to the application group.

    By default, Receive Event Notifications is turned on.

    Alert Contact Group The contact group to which alert notifications are sent.

    For information about how to create an alert contact group, see Create an alert contact group.

  5. Click OK.
  6. On the Group Resources page of the application group, click Manage Services and Resources.
  7. In the Add/Modify Group Resources panel, select the cloud services and resources that you want to add to the application group.
  8. Click OK.
    On the Group Resources page of the application group, you can view the information about the cloud services and instances that you added.
  9. On the Group Resources page of the application group, click the Back icon to return to the Application Groups page.
    On the Application Groups tab, you can view the application group that you created.

Create an application group based on instance names

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Application Groups.
  3. On the Application Groups tab, click the Create icon or Create Application Group.
  4. In the Create Application Group panel, set the Creation Method parameter to Create Based on Instance Name, and then configure the other parameters as needed. The following table describes the parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Application Group Name The name of the application group.
    Dynamically Add Instances Specify the matching rule. CloudMonitor automatically adds instances to the application group based on the names of the cloud services and instances.

    You can click Add Rule to configure multiple rules. Select Match All Conditions or Match Any Condition based on your business requirements.

    Initialize Agent Installation After you turn on Initialize Agent Installation, CloudMonitor automatically installs the CloudMonitor agent on the instances in the application group to collect monitoring data from the instances.

    By default, Initialize Agent Installation is turned on.

    Receive Event Notifications After you turn on Receive Event Notifications, CloudMonitor automatically sends alert notifications when critical or warning events occur on the instances that are added to the application group.

    By default, Receive Event Notifications is turned on.

    Alert Contact Group The contact group to which alert notifications are sent.

    For information about how to create an alert contact group, see Create an alert contact group.

  5. Click OK.
    On the Group Resources page of the application group, you can view the information about the cloud services and instances that you added.
  6. On the Group Resources page of the application group, click the Back icon to return to the Application Groups page.
    On the Application Groups tab, you can view the application group that you created.

Create an application group from a resource group

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Application Groups.
  3. On the Application Groups tab, click the Create icon or Create Application Group.
  4. In the Create Application Group panel, set the Creation Method parameter to Create from Resource Group and configure the other parameters as needed. The following table describes the parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Application Group Name Select a resource group in the Resource Management console.

    For information about how to create a resource group in the Resource Management console, see Create a resource group.

    Alert Contact Group The contact group to which alert notifications are sent.

    For information about how to create an alert contact group, see Create an alert contact group.

    Initialize Agent Installation After you turn on Initialize Agent Installation, CloudMonitor automatically installs the CloudMonitor agent on the instances in the application group to collect monitoring data from the instances.

    By default, Initialize Agent Installation is turned on.

    Receive Event Notifications After you turn on Receive Event Notifications, CloudMonitor automatically sends alert notifications when critical or warning events occur on the instances that are added to the application group.

    By default, Receive Event Notifications is turned on.

  5. Click OK.
    On the Application Groups tab, you can view the application group that you created.