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Add or Remove an Alarm from a CloudWatch Dashboard

You can add alarms that you have created to your dashboard. When an alarm is on a dashboard, it turns red when it is in the ALARM state.

To add an alarm to a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Alarms, select the alarm to add, and then choose Add to Dashboard.

  3. In the Add to dashboard dialog box, select the dashboard, choose a widget type (Line, Stacked area, or Number), and then choose Add to dashboard.

  4. To see your alarm on the dashboard, choose Dashboards in the navigation pane and select your dashboard.

  5. (Optional) To temporarily make an alarm graph larger, select the graph.

  6. (Optional) To change the widget type, hover over the title of the graph and choose Widget actions, Widget type.

To remove an alarm from a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards and select your dashboard.

  3. Hover over the title of the graph and choose Widget actions, Delete.

  4. Choose Save dashboard. Note that if you attempt to navigate away from the dashboard before you save your changes, you are prompted to either save or discard your changes.