AWS Support
User Guide (API Version 2013-04-15)

Creating Trusted Advisor Alarms Using CloudWatch

You can use Amazon CloudWatch to create alarms on Trusted Advisor metrics for check status changes, resource status changes, and service limit utilization. Depending on your requirements, you might create multiple alarms.

Follow the basic procedure described here to create a CloudWatch alarm for Trusted Advisor. Before you create alarms for Trusted Advisor metrics, however, you should do the following:

  • Familiarize yourself with metrics and alarms in CloudWatch. For more information, see What Is Amazon CloudWatch?

  • Refresh your checks through the Trusted Advisor console or through the AWS Support API.

To create a CloudWatch alarm for Trusted Advisor

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

  2. In the navigation bar, in the Region selector, choose US East (N. Virginia) Region.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Alarms.

  4. Choose Create Alarm.

  5. For the Select Metric, choose one of the available metrics for Trusted Advisor.

  6. To select a metric, do one of the following:

    1. In the search box, enter one or more dimension values to filter the metric list.

    2. In the results table, select the check box for the row containing the desired metric.

  7. Click Next.

  8. Configure the alarm:

    1. Under Alarm Threshold, specify a name and description.

    2. For the ServiceLimitUsage metric, specify a threshold value between 0.00 and 1.00.

    3. For the RedResources, YellowResources, GreenChecks, RedChecks, and YellowChecks metrics, you can specify a threshold that is any whole number greater than or equal to zero.

    4. Configure your desired behavior for missing data. By default, this is set to missing.

    5. Under Actions, add a notification list.

  9. Choose Create Alarm.