Alibaba CloudMonitor Service (Aliyun)

Alibaba is a multinational technology company headquartered in China. Their CloudMonitor Service collects metrics from Alibaba Cloud, also known as Aliyun. The Aliyun Content Management System (CMS) captures statistics on usage and availability, so you can understand and manage the status of your cloud account.

Why use a Telegraf plugin for Alibaba CloudMonitor Service (Aliyun)?

This Telegraf plugin collects metrics from an Aliyun account so you can monitor the status of your Alibaba Cloud account. This makes it easier to allocate resources more efficiently and to save money and storage space. You can set alerts if your cloud account usage goes over a specified threshold and analyze usage trends over time.

How to monitor Alibaba CloudMonitor Service (Aliyun) using the Telegraf plugin

To configure this plugin, you need to specify the following Aliyun credentials for authentication:

# access_key_id = ""
# access_key_secret = ""
# access_key_sts_token = ""
# role_arn = ""
# role_session_name = ""
# private_key = ""
# public_key_id = ""
# role_name = ""

You also need to specify the cloud region, aggregation period, collection delay, interval, metric statistic project, and metrics to pull.

Key Alibaba CloudMonitor Service (Aliyun) metrics to use for monitoring

Some of the important Alibaba CloudMonitor Service (Aliyun) metrics that you should proactively monitor include:

  • HeathyServerCount
  • UnhealthyServerCount
  • PacketTX
  • PacketRX
  • TrafficRXNew
  • TrafficTXNew
  • ActiveConnection
  • InactiveConnection
  • NewConnection
  • MaxConnection
  • DropConnection
  • InstanceActiveConnection
  • InstanceDropConnection
For more information, please check out the documentation.

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