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Updated on 2023-02-27 GMT+08:00

Introduction to Server Monitoring

Server monitoring includes basic monitoring, process monitoring, and OS monitoring for servers.

  • Basic monitoring covers metrics automatically reported by ECSs. The data is collected every 5 minutes. For details, see Services Interconnected with Cloud Eye.
  • OS monitoring provides proactive and fine-grained OS monitoring for ECSs or BMSs, and it requires the Agent to be installed on all servers that will be monitored. The data is collected every minute. OS monitoring supports metrics such as CPU usage and memory usage (Linux). For details, see Services Interconnected with Cloud Eye.
  • Process monitoring provides monitoring of active processes on hosts. By default, Cloud Eye collects CPU usage, memory usage, and number of opened files of active processes.


Whether you are using ECSs or BMSs, you can use server monitoring to track various OS metrics, monitor server resource usage, and query monitoring data when faults occur.


Server monitoring is available only for servers installed using public images provided by Huawei Cloud. If any problem occurs when you use a private image, Cloud Eye will not provide technical support.

Monitoring Capabilities

Server monitoring provides multiple metrics, such as metrics for CPU, memory, disk, and network usage, meeting the basic monitoring and O&M requirements for servers. For details about metrics, see Services Interconnected with Cloud Eye.

Resource Usage

The Agent uses considerably less resources. When the Agent is installed on a server, it uses less than 5% of the CPU and less than 100 MB of memory.