Creating an Alarm from a Default Metric Chart

Create an alarm based on the predefined service query used to generate a default metric chart. Default metric charts are available on the Service Metrics page and under Metrics on resource details pages in the Console.

To create an alarm from the metric chart on the Metrics Explorer page instead, see Creating an Alarm from a Custom Metric Chart. To start from the alarm page, see Creating a Basic Alarm.

  1. View default metric charts in one of the following ways:
  2. In the chart, click Options and select Create an alarm on this query.
    The Create Alarm page opens, showing the query from the previous page.
  3. Provide the rest of the information needed to create the alarm.
    For reference, see Creating a Basic Alarm.
  4. Click Save alarm.
The new alarm is displayed on the Alarm Definitions page.

For alarm troubleshooting, see Troubleshooting Alarms.