Change the time range or time zone format of a CloudWatch dashboard - Amazon CloudWatch

Change the time range or time zone format of a CloudWatch dashboard

You can change the time range to display dashboard data over minutes, hours, days, or weeks. You also can change the time zone format to display dashboard data in UTC or local time. Local time is the time zone that's specified in your computer's operating system.

Note

If you create a dashboard with graphs that contain 100 or more high-resolution metrics, we recommend that you don't set the time range to longer than 1 hour. For more information, see High-resolution metrics.

New console

To change the dashboard time range

  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, do one of the following:

    • In the upper-right corner, select one of the predefined time ranges. These span from 1 hour to 1 week (1h, 3h, 12h, 1d, or 1w).

    • Alternatively, you can choose one of the following custom time range options:

      • Choose Custom, and then choose the Relative tab. Choose a time range from 1 minute to 15 months.

      • Choose Custom, and then choose the Absolute tab. Use the calendar or text fields to specify your time range.

Tip

If the aggregation period is set to Auto when you change the time range of a graph, CloudWatch might change the period. To set the period manually, choose the Actions dropdown, and then choose Period override.

To change the dashboard time zone format

  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. In the upper-right corner of the dashboard screen, choose Custom.

  4. In the upper-right corner of the box that appears, select UTC or Local time from the dropdown.

  5. Choose Apply.

Old console

To change the dashboard time range

  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, do one of the following:

    • In the upper-right corner, select one of the predefined time ranges. These span from 1 hour to 1 week (1h, 3h, 12h, 1d, 3d, or 1w).

    • Alternatively, you can choose one of the following custom time range options:

      • Choose the custom dropdown, and then choose the Relative tab. Select one of the predefined ranges, which span from 1 minute to 15 months.

      • Choose the custom dropdown, and then choose the Absolute tab. Use the calendar or text fields to specify your time range.

Tip

If the aggregation period is set to Auto when you change the time range of a graph, CloudWatch might change the period. To set the period manually, choose the Actions dropdown, and then choose Period override.

To change the dashboard time zone format

  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. In the upper-right corner of the dashboard screen, choose the Custom dropdown.

  4. In the upper-right corner of the box that appears, select UTC or Local timezone from the dropdown.