Amazon CloudWatch
User Guide

Modify the Time Range or Time Zone Format for a Graph

You can change the time range or the time zone format of a graph.

Relative Time Ranges

You can set a relative time range for your graph.

To specify a relative time range for a graph

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Metrics.

  3. Select one of the predefined ranges shown at the top of the page, which span from 1 hour to 1 week ago.

  4. For more predefined ranges, choose the custom menu and then choose Relative. Select one of the predefined ranges, which span from 5 minutes to 15 months ago.

Absolute Time Ranges

You can set an absolute time range for your graph.

To specify an absolute time range for a graph

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Metrics.

  3. Choose the custom menu and then choose Absolute. Use the calendar picker or the text fields to specify the time range.

Setting the Time Zone Format

You can specify whether the graph uses UTC time or your local time.

To specify the time zone for a graph

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Metrics.

  3. Choose the custom menu and then choose UTC or Local timezone.

Zoom in on a Graph

You can change the granularity of a graph and zoom in to see data over a shorter time period.

To zoom in on a graph

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Metrics.

  3. Choose and drag on the graph area, and then release the drag.

  4. To reset a zoomed-in graph, choose the Reset zoom icon.