Custom monitoring supports custom metrics and alert rules. You can call the PutCustomMetric operation to report the required business metrics to CloudMonitor. In the CloudMonitor console, you can add monitoring charts and configure alert rules for these metrics. If abnormal metrics are identified, CloudMonitor sends alert notifications to you. This allows you to handle failures in a timely manner and ensures business continuity.

The following items describe the differences between event monitoring and custom monitoring.
  • The event monitoring feature is used to report, query, and trigger alerts for non-sequential data.
  • The custom monitoring feature is used to report, query, and trigger alerts for time series data that is continuously collected on a regular basis.
Procedure:
  1. Report monitoring data.
  2. View monitoring data.

    For more information, see View monitoring data.

  3. Configure an alert rule.

    For more information, see Create a custom monitoring alert rule.