Add or remove a gauge widget from a CloudWatch dashboard - Amazon CloudWatch

Add or remove a gauge widget from a CloudWatch dashboard

With the gauge widget, you can visualize metric values that go between ranges. For example, you can use the gauge widget to graph percentages and CPU utilization, so that you can observe and diagnose any performance issues that occur. The procedures in this section describe how to add and remove a gauge widget from a CloudWatch dashboard.


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                        screenshot of
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                        gauge widget showing CPU
                        utilization.
Note

Only the new interface in the CloudWatch console supports creation of the gauge widget. You must set a gauge range when you create this widget.

To add a gauge widget to a dashboard

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

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

  3. From the dashboard screen, choose the + symbol, and then select Gauge.

  4. Choose Browse, and then select the metric that you want to graph.

  5. Choose Options. Under Gauge range, set values for Min and Max. For percentages, such as CPU utilization, we recommend that you set the values for Min to 0 and Max to 100.

  6. (Optional) To change the color of the gauge widget, choose Graphed metrics and select the color box next to the metric label. A menu appears where you can choose a different color or enter a six-digit hex color code to specify a color.

  7. Choose Create widget, and choose Save dashboard.

To remove a gauge widget from a dashboard

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards, and then choose the dashboard that contains the gauge widget you want to delete.

  3. In the upper-right corner of the gauge widget that you want to delete, choose Widget actions, and choose Delete.

  4. Choose Save dashboard.