Amazon CloudWatch
User Guide

Create a CloudWatch Dashboard

To get started with CloudWatch dashboards, you must first create a dashboard. Note that you can create multiple dashboards to track metrics for your AWS resources.

To create a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards.

  3. Choose Create dashboard.

  4. In the Create new dashboard dialog box, type a name for the dashboard and then choose Create dashboard.

  5. Do one of the following in the Add widget to dashboard dialog box:

    • To add a graph to your dashboard, choose Metric graph and then choose Configure. Then, in the Add metric graph dialog box, select the metrics to graph, and then choose Create widget.

    • To add a text block to your dashboard, choose Text widget and then choose Configure. Then, in the New text widget dialog box, for Markdown, add and format your text using Markdown, and then choose Create widget.

  6. Choose Save dashboard.