Add an Alarm Widget to a CloudWatch Dashboard - Amazon CloudWatch

Add an Alarm Widget to a CloudWatch Dashboard

To add an alarm widget to a dashboard, you have two options.

  • You can add a single alarm in a widget, which displays both the graph of the alarm's metric and the alarm status.

  • You can add an alarm status widget, which displays the status of multiple alarms in a grid. Only the alarm names and current status are displayed; the graphs are not displayed. Up to 100 alarms can be included in one alarm status widget.

To add a single alarm, including its graph, 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. Select a 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 the 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, choose Widget actions, and then choose Widget type.

To add an alarm status widget to a dashboard

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

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

  3. Choose Add widget.

  4. Choose Alarm status.

  5. Select the check boxes next to the alarms that you want to add to the widget, and then choose Create widget.

  6. Choose Add to dashboard.

To remove an alarm widget from a dashboard

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

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

  3. Hover over the widget, choose Widget actions, and then choose Delete.

  4. Choose Save dashboard. If you attempt to navigate away from the dashboard before you save your changes, you're prompted to either save or discard your changes.