Alibaba Cloud ECS

Monitor Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service Platform

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Data Collection Setup

Metrics are collected via the Alibaba Cloud REST API.

An Access Key is required to collect data. See below for a walkthrough on creating a user and access key.

Find Your Region

The region(s) that you are running resources in is available in the RAM console for Elastic Compute.
For a list of available regions: see Regions and Zone

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Seeing a Region for ECS. Note: Japan

Network Requirements

Port: 443 (TCP) to https://api.aliyun.com

Least Privileged User

The LPU needs to have the following permission: ReadOnlyAccess (See Screenshots for Reference)

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Enable Programmatic Access when Creating the User

Programmatic Access must be checked when you create this user.

User Creation Walkthrough

In the Alibaba RAM Console:

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Create user and check Programmatic Access

Add Permission of ReadOnlyAccess to the LPU User:

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Add ReadOnlyAccess

Success message, after granting permissions successful:

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Permissions Success

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Copy the Access Key

The access key information will not be available again and will require a new user to be created. See Screenshot for reference.

Create User success, not the 'AccessKeyID' and 'AccessKeySecret' below:

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Reference

More Information on Creating an Access Key.

Connection Parameters

NameRequired?Description
RegionRequired
Access KeyRequired
Secret KeyRequired
SSL ConfigurationThe SSL mode to use when connecting to the target. Can be configured to not use SSL (No SSL), use SSL but do not verify the target's certificate (No Verify), and use SSL and verify the target's certificate (Verify).
Service Endpoint
Connection Timeout

Metrics

Disk

Name
ID
IO Rate (Operations per Second)
Read Latency (Microseconds)
Read Rate (Operations per Second)
Read Throughput (Bytes per Second)
Status
Status Code
Total Throughput (Bytes per Second)
Write Latency (Microseconds)
Write Rate (Operations per Second)
Write Throughput (Bytes per Second)

Image

Name
Architecture
ID
Instance Count
Name
OS Name
Size (Megabytes)
Status
Version

Instance

Name
CPU Count
CPU Utilization (%)
Creation Time
Description
Device Available
Hostname
ID
Image ID
Internet Charge Type
Internet Incoming Throughput (Kilobytes per Second)
Internet Outgoing Throughput (Kilobytes per Second)
Internet Total Throughput (Kilobytes per Second)
Intranet Incoming Throughput (Kilobytes per Second)
Intranet Outgoing Throughput (Kilobytes per Second)
Intranet Total Throughput (Kilobytes per Second)
Memory Size (Mebibytes)
Name
Network Type
Read Rate (Operations per Second)
Read Throughput (Bytes per Second)
Region ID
Serial Number
Status
Type
Type Family
Write Rate (Operations per Second)
Write Throughput (Bytes per Second)

Network Interface

Name
ID
IP Address
MAC Address