Monitoring builds with CloudWatch alarms - AWS CodeBuild

Monitoring builds with CloudWatch alarms

You can create a CloudWatch alarm for your builds. An alarm watches a single metric over a period of time that you specify and performs one or more actions based on the value of the metric relative to a specified threshold over a number of time periods. Using native CloudWatch alarm functionality, you can specify any of the actions supported by CloudWatch when a threshold is exceeded. For example, you can specify that an Amazon SNS notification is sent when more than three builds in your account fail within fifteen minutes.

To create a CloudWatch alarm for a CodeBuild metric
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the CloudWatch console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Alarms.

  3. Choose Create Alarm.

  4. Under CloudWatch Metrics by Category, choose CodeBuild Metrics. If you know you want only project-level metrics, choose By Project. If you know you want only account-level metrics, choose Account Metrics.

  5. On Create Alarm, if it isn't already selected, choose Select Metric.

  6. Choose a metric for which you want to create an alarm. The options are By Project or Account Metrics.

  7. Choose Next or Define Alarm and then create your alarm. For more information, see Creating Amazon CloudWatch alarms in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide. For more information about setting up Amazon SNS notifications when an alarm is triggered, see Set up Amazon SNS notifications in the Amazon SNS Developer Guide.

  8. Choose Create Alarm.