AWS Code Sample
Catalog demonstrates how to create or update an alarm and associate it with the specified metric.

# Copyright 2010-2018, Inc. or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. # # Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"). You # may not use this file except in compliance with the License. A copy of # the License is located at # # # # or in the "license" file accompanying this file. This file is # distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF # ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific # language governing permissions and limitations under the License. import boto3 # Create CloudWatch client cloudwatch = boto3.client('cloudwatch') # Create alarm cloudwatch.put_metric_alarm( AlarmName='Web_Server_CPU_Utilization', ComparisonOperator='GreaterThanThreshold', EvaluationPeriods=1, MetricName='CPUUtilization', Namespace='AWS/EC2', Period=60, Statistic='Average', Threshold=70.0, ActionsEnabled=False, AlarmDescription='Alarm when server CPU exceeds 70%', Dimensions=[ { 'Name': 'InstanceId', 'Value': 'INSTANCE_ID' }, ], Unit='Seconds' )

Sample Details

Service: cloudwatch

Last tested: 2018-06-25

Author: jschwarzwalder (AWS)

Type: full-example

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