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Add or Remove a Graph from a CloudWatch Dashboard

You can add graphs containing one or more metrics to your dashboard for the resources you monitor. You can remove the graphs when they're no longer needed.

To add a graph to a dashboard

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards.

  3. Choose your dashboard and then choose Add widget.

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

  5. Choose the metrics to graph and then choose Create widget.

  6. (Optional) To temporarily make the graph larger, select the graph.

  7. (Optional) To view more information about the metric being graphed, hover over the legend.

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

  9. Choose Save dashboard.

To add a graph from an alarm to a dashboard

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Alarms.

  3. Select an alarm. On the Details tab, select the graph

  4. Choose Actions, Add to dashboard.

  5. In the Add to dashboard dialog box, for Add to, choose a dashboard, and then choose Add to dashboard.

  6. Choose Save dashboard.

To remove a graph from a dashboard

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards.

  3. Choose your dashboard.

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

  5. 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.