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[ aws . lightsail ]

get-alarms

Description

Returns information about the configured alarms. Specify an alarm name in your request to return information about a specific alarm, or specify a monitored resource name to return information about all alarms for a specific resource.

An alarm is used to monitor a single metric for one of your resources. When a metric condition is met, the alarm can notify you by email, SMS text message, and a banner displayed on the Amazon Lightsail console. For more information, see Alarms in Amazon Lightsail .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  get-alarms
[--alarm-name <value>]
[--page-token <value>]
[--monitored-resource-name <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--alarm-name (string)

The name of the alarm.

Specify an alarm name to return information about a specific alarm.

--page-token (string)

The token to advance to the next page of results from your request.

To get a page token, perform an initial GetAlarms request. If your results are paginated, the response will return a next page token that you can specify as the page token in a subsequent request.

--monitored-resource-name (string)

The name of the Lightsail resource being monitored by the alarm.

Specify a monitored resource name to return information about all alarms for a specific resource.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Output

alarms -> (list)

An array of objects that describe the alarms.

(structure)

Describes an alarm.

An alarm is a way to monitor your Amazon Lightsail resource metrics. For more information, see Alarms in Amazon Lightsail .

name -> (string)

The name of the alarm.

arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the alarm.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the alarm was created.

location -> (structure)

An object that lists information about the location of the alarm.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

resourceType -> (string)

The Lightsail resource type (e.g., Alarm ).

supportCode -> (string)

The support code. Include this code in your email to support when you have questions about your Lightsail alarm. This code enables our support team to look up your Lightsail information more easily.

monitoredResourceInfo -> (structure)

An object that lists information about the resource monitored by the alarm.

arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the resource being monitored.

name -> (string)

The name of the Lightsail resource being monitored.

resourceType -> (string)

The Lightsail resource type of the resource being monitored.

Instances, load balancers, and relational databases are the only Lightsail resources that can currently be monitored by alarms.

comparisonOperator -> (string)

The arithmetic operation used when comparing the specified statistic and threshold.

evaluationPeriods -> (integer)

The number of periods over which data is compared to the specified threshold.

period -> (integer)

The period, in seconds, over which the statistic is applied.

threshold -> (double)

The value against which the specified statistic is compared.

datapointsToAlarm -> (integer)

The number of data points that must not within the specified threshold to trigger the alarm.

treatMissingData -> (string)

Specifies how the alarm handles missing data points.

An alarm can treat missing data in the following ways:

  • breaching - Assume the missing data is not within the threshold. Missing data counts towards the number of times the metric is not within the threshold.
  • notBreaching - Assume the missing data is within the threshold. Missing data does not count towards the number of times the metric is not within the threshold.
  • ignore - Ignore the missing data. Maintains the current alarm state.
  • missing - Missing data is treated as missing.

statistic -> (string)

The statistic for the metric associated with the alarm.

The following statistics are available:

  • Minimum - The lowest value observed during the specified period. Use this value to determine low volumes of activity for your application.
  • Maximum - The highest value observed during the specified period. Use this value to determine high volumes of activity for your application.
  • Sum - All values submitted for the matching metric added together. You can use this statistic to determine the total volume of a metric.
  • Average - The value of Sum / SampleCount during the specified period. By comparing this statistic with the Minimum and Maximum values, you can determine the full scope of a metric and how close the average use is to the Minimum and Maximum values. This comparison helps you to know when to increase or decrease your resources.
  • SampleCount - The count, or number, of data points used for the statistical calculation.

metricName -> (string)

The name of the metric associated with the alarm.

state -> (string)

The current state of the alarm.

An alarm has the following possible states:

  • ALARM - The metric is outside of the defined threshold.
  • INSUFFICIENT_DATA - The alarm has just started, the metric is not available, or not enough data is available for the metric to determine the alarm state.
  • OK - The metric is within the defined threshold.

unit -> (string)

The unit of the metric associated with the alarm.

contactProtocols -> (list)

The contact protocols for the alarm, such as Email , SMS (text messaging), or both.

(string)

notificationTriggers -> (list)

The alarm states that trigger a notification.

(string)

notificationEnabled -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the alarm is enabled.

nextPageToken -> (string)

The token to advance to the next page of resutls from your request.

A next page token is not returned if there are no more results to display.

To get the next page of results, perform another GetAlarms request and specify the next page token using the pageToken parameter.