CloudMonitor sends alert notifications to alert contacts and alert contact groups. To receive alert notifications, you must create alert contacts and alert contact groups and add the alert contacts to the alert contact groups. When you create an alert rule, you can specify the alert contact groups that receive alert notifications.

Create an alert contact

An alert contact can be added to multiple alert contact groups.

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Alerts > Alert Contacts.
  3. On the Alert Contacts tab, click Create Alert Contact.
  4. In the Set Alert Contact panel, enter the name, email address, and DingTalk chatbot of the alert contact, and make sure that the Alert Notification Information Language parameter is set to the default value Automatic.
    Note Automatic indicates that CloudMonitor automatically selects the language of alert notifications based on the language that you use to create your Alibaba Cloud account.
  5. Verify the parameters and click OK.
  6. Optional. Activate the email address of the alert contact.
    By default, the email address of the alert contact is in the Pending Activation state. After the alert contact receives an email that contains the activation link, the alert contact must activate the email address within 24 hours. Otherwise, the alert contact cannot receive alert notifications. After the email address is activated, you can view the email address in the alert contact list.

Create an alert contact group

An alert contact group can contain one or more alert contacts.

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Alerts > Alert Contacts.
  3. Click the Alert Contact Group tab.
  4. On the Alert Contact Group tab, click Create Alert Contact Group.
  5. In the Create Alert Contact Group panel, enter a name for the alert contact group and add alert contacts to the alert contact group.
  6. Click Confirm.

Add multiple alert contacts to an alert contact group at a time

  1. Log on to the CloudMonitor console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Alerts > Alert Contacts.
  3. On the Alert Contacts tab, click the check boxes in front of the alert contacts.
  4. Click Add to Contact Group.
  5. In the Confirm dialog box, select the alert contact group.
  6. Click OK.