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Amazon CloudWatch
API Reference (API Version 2010-08-01)

Welcome

This is the Amazon CloudWatch API Reference. This guide provides detailed information about Amazon CloudWatch actions, data types, parameters, and errors. For detailed information about Amazon CloudWatch features and their associated API calls, go to the Amazon CloudWatch Developer Guide.

Amazon CloudWatch is a web service that enables you to publish, monitor, and manage various metrics, as well as configure alarm actions based on data from metrics. For more information about this product go to http://aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch.

For information about the namespace, metric names, and dimensions that other Amazon Web Services products use to send metrics to CloudWatch, go to Amazon CloudWatch Metrics, Namespaces, and Dimensions Reference in the Amazon CloudWatch Developer Guide.

Use the following links to get started using the Amazon CloudWatch API Reference:

  • Actions: An alphabetical list of all Amazon CloudWatch actions.

  • Data Types: An alphabetical list of all Amazon CloudWatch data types.

  • Common Parameters: Parameters that all Query actions can use.

  • Common Errors: Client and server errors that all actions can return.

  • Regions and Endpoints: Itemized regions and endpoints for all AWS products.

  • WSDL Location: http://monitoring.amazonaws.com/doc/2010-08-01/CloudWatch.wsdl

In addition to using the CloudWatch API, you can also use one of the following SDKs to access CloudWatch programmatically.

Developers in the AWS developer community also provide their own libraries, which you can find at the following AWS developer centers: