Creating a CloudWatch alarm

To create a CloudWatch alarm, we can simply navigate to the CloudWatch management console and select alarms from the menu:

  1. We click the blue Create Alarm button to open the Create new alarm dialog:

  1. In the Create new alarm dialogue, we need to first select a metric by clicking on the Select metric button:

  1. This will open another dialogue where we can select the metrics. We have the ability to select metrics from different categories and drill down to the exact metric that we would like to set a threshold on. In ...

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