Cloud Config continuously and automatically evaluates the compliance of your resources in the cloud. You can specify an Alibaba Cloud service to receive the resource-related events at regular intervals. This allows you to monitor resource changes and perform operations on resources.

Billing

Cloud Config offers a free-of-charge delivery service of resource-related events. However, you are charged by the Alibaba Cloud services that receive these events. The following list provides the topics that describe the pricing of the related Alibaba Cloud services:
  • For more information about the pricing of Log Service, see Billable items.
  • For more information about the pricing of Object Storage Service (OSS), see Overview.
  • For more information about the pricing of Message Service (MNS), see Pricing.

Scenarios

The delivery service is applicable to the following scenarios:
  • Query and analyze data of your resources.

    You can specify a Log Service Logstore to which resource change logs and resource non-compliance events are delivered.

  • View and download data in the JSON format.

    You can specify an OSS bucket to which scheduled snapshots and configuration change snapshots of resources are delivered.

  • Send event notifications.

    You can specify an MNS topic to which notifications of resource change events and resource non-compliance events are sent.

Limits

Item Upper limit
Maximum number of Log Service projects that are allowed for an ordinary account or a management account 1
Maximum number of Log Service Logstores that are allowed for an ordinary account or a management account 1
Maximum number of OSS buckets that are allowed for an ordinary account or a management account 1
Maximum number of MNS topics that are allowed for an ordinary account or a management account 1