Dashboard improvements

You can use the CloudFormation template in the last section as a basis for automatically creating your own dashboards. Here are some improvements you can try:

  • Make the dashboard name a configurable parameter in the template
  • Add additional metrics
  • Change the layout
  • Add actions for the alarm you created using CloudFormation
  • Add more alarms

If you are unsure of how to write the JSON document that describes the dashboard, you can build a dashboard manually and then go to Actions -> View/edit source. That will show you the JSON representation of a dashboard.

Dashboard JSON