Amazon CloudWatch
User Guide

Modify the Period for a Graph

CloudWatch enables you to view your data at different granularities. You can view your data using Period of 1 minute, giving you a very detailed view. This is very useful when troubleshooting, when viewing narrow bands of time (e.g. 1 hour), and when performing other activities that require the most precise graphing of time periods. You can also view your data using Period of 1 hour, giving you a less detailed view. This is very useful when viewing wider bands of time (e.g. 3 days), and allows you to see trends over time. For more information, see Periods.

To modify the period for a graph

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at

  2. If necessary, change the region. From the navigation bar, select the region that meets your needs. For more information, see Regions and Endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

  3. In the navigation pane, click Metrics.

  4. In the CloudWatch Metrics by Category pane, select a category to view available metrics.

  5. Select the check box for one or more metrics.

  6. Click the Period drop down list and then select a new period, for example, 5 Minutes.

    The graph updates with the new selection.

    Change a graph's period
  7. To save this graph and access it later, in the details pane, under Actions, click Copy URL, and then in the Copy Graph URL dialog box, select the URL and paste it into your browser.