Amazon CloudWatch endpoints and quotas - AWS General Reference

Amazon CloudWatch endpoints and quotas

The following are the service endpoints and service quotas for this service. To connect programmatically to an AWS service, you use an endpoint. In addition to the standard AWS endpoints, some AWS services offer FIPS endpoints in selected Regions. For more information, see AWS service endpoints. Service quotas, also referred to as limits, are the maximum number of service resources or operations for your AWS account. For more information, see AWS service quotas.

Service Endpoints

Region Name Region Endpoint Protocol
US East (Ohio) us-east-2

monitoring.us-east-2.amazonaws.com

monitoring-fips.us-east-2.amazonaws.com

HTTP and HTTPS

HTTPS

US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1

monitoring.us-east-1.amazonaws.com

monitoring-fips.us-east-1.amazonaws.com

HTTP and HTTPS

HTTPS

US West (N. California) us-west-1

monitoring.us-west-1.amazonaws.com

monitoring-fips.us-west-1.amazonaws.com

HTTP and HTTPS

HTTPS

US West (Oregon) us-west-2

monitoring.us-west-2.amazonaws.com

monitoring-fips.us-west-2.amazonaws.com

HTTP and HTTPS

HTTPS

Africa (Cape Town) af-south-1 monitoring.af-south-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) ap-east-1 monitoring.ap-east-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) ap-south-1 monitoring.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) ap-northeast-3 monitoring.ap-northeast-3.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Seoul) ap-northeast-2 monitoring.ap-northeast-2.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Singapore) ap-southeast-1 monitoring.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Sydney) ap-southeast-2 monitoring.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) ap-northeast-1 monitoring.ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Canada (Central) ca-central-1 monitoring.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
China (Beijing) cn-north-1 monitoring.cn-north-1.amazonaws.com.cn HTTP and HTTPS
China (Ningxia) cn-northwest-1 monitoring.cn-northwest-1.amazonaws.com.cn HTTP and HTTPS
Europe (Frankfurt) eu-central-1 monitoring.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Europe (Ireland) eu-west-1 monitoring.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Europe (London) eu-west-2 monitoring.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Europe (Milan) eu-south-1 monitoring.eu-south-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Europe (Paris) eu-west-3 monitoring.eu-west-3.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Europe (Stockholm) eu-north-1 monitoring.eu-north-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
Middle East (Bahrain) me-south-1 monitoring.me-south-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
South America (São Paulo) sa-east-1 monitoring.sa-east-1.amazonaws.com HTTP and HTTPS
AWS GovCloud (US-East) us-gov-east-1

monitoring.us-gov-east-1.amazonaws.com

monitoring.us-gov-east-1.amazonaws.com

HTTP and HTTPS

HTTPS

AWS GovCloud (US) us-gov-west-1

monitoring.us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com

monitoring.us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com

HTTP and HTTPS

HTTPS

Service Quotas

Resource Default

Actions

5/alarm. This quota cannot be changed.

Alarms

10/month/customer for free. 5000 per Region per account.

API requests

1,000,000/month/customer for free.

Custom metrics

No quota.

Dashboards

Up to 100 metrics per dashboard widget.

Up to 500 metrics per dashboard, across all widgets.

These cannot be changed.

DescribeAlarms

9 transactions per second (TPS). The maximum number of operation requests you can make per second without being throttled.

You can request a quota increase.

DeleteAlarms request

DescribeAlarmHistory request

DescribeAlarmsForMetric request

DisableAlarmActions request

EnableAlarmActions request

SetAlarmState request

3 transactions per second (TPS) for each of these operations. The maximum number of operation requests you can make per second without being throttled.

These quotas cannot be changed.

DeleteDashboards request

GetDashboard request

ListDashboards request

PutDashboard request

10 transactions per second (TPS) for each of these operations. The maximum number of operation requests you can make per second without being throttled.

These quotas cannot be changed.

Dimensions

10/metric. This quota cannot be changed.

GetMetricData

50 transactions per second (TPS). The maximum number of operation requests you can make per second without being throttled. You can request a quota increase.

180,000 Datapoints Per Second (DPS) if the StartTime used in the API request is less than or equal to three hours from current time. 90,000 DPS if the StartTime is more than three hours from current time. This is the maximum number of datapoints you can request per second using one or more API calls without being throttled. This quota cannot be changed.

GetMetricData

A single GetMetricData call can include as many as 100 MetricDataQuery structures.

This quota cannot be changed.

GetMetricStatistics

400 transactions per second (TPS). The maximum number of operation requests you can make per second without being throttled.

You can request a quota increase.

ListMetrics

25 transactions per second (TPS). The maximum number of operation requests you can make per second without being throttled.

You can request a quota increase.

Metric data

15 months. This quota cannot be changed.

MetricDatum items

20/PutMetricData request. A MetricDatum object can contain a single value or a StatisticSet object representing many values. This quota cannot be changed.

Metrics

10/month/customer for free.

Period

Maximum value is one day (86,400 seconds). This quota cannot be changed.

PutMetricAlarm request

3 transactions per second (TPS). The maximum number of operation requests you can make per second without being throttled.

You can request a quota increase.

PutMetricData request

40 KB for HTTP POST requests. PutMetricData can handle 150 transactions per second (TPS), which is the maximum number of operation requests you can make per second without being throttled.

You can request a quota increase.

Amazon SNS email notifications

1,000/month/customer for free.

For more information, see CloudWatch Quotas in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.