Alibaba Cloud ECS

Monitor Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service Platform

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

Seeing a Region for ECS. Note: JapanSeeing a Region for ECS. Note: Japan

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:

Create user and check Programmatic AccessCreate user and check Programmatic Access

Create user and check Programmatic Access

Add Permission of ReadOnlyAccess to the LPU User:

Add ReadOnlyAccessAdd ReadOnlyAccess

Add ReadOnlyAccess

Success message, after granting permissions successful:

Permissions SuccessPermissions Success

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:

Reference

More Information on Creating an Access Key.

Connection Parameters

Name

Required?

Description

Region

Required

Access Key

Required

Secret Key

Required

SSL Configuration

The 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