Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Monitoring is a fully managed service that provides real-time insights into the performance and health of your applications, infrastructure, and custom resources. It is designed to help you identify issues, resolve them quickly, and ensure the optimal functioning of your cloud environment. Here are some key features and functionalities:

Key Features

  1. Metrics Collection: Automatically collects metrics from a variety of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources, like Compute, Database, and Storage services.
  2. Alarms: You can set alarms that notify you when particular metrics exceed thresholds you define.
  3. Dashboards: Comes with pre-configured dashboards and allows customization to visualize data from multiple sources.
  4. Notifications: Integrate with Oracle Notification Service to get alerted via Email, PagerDuty, or Slack.
  5. Query Language: Offers a powerful query language to filter, aggregate, and transform metric data.

Setting Up

  1. Enable Monitoring: Usually, Monitoring is enabled by default for OCI resources but double-check to ensure it is active.
  2. Configure Alarms: Navigate to the Monitoring section and create alarms for specific metrics.
  3. Create Dashboards: Use the dashboard feature to create real-time visualizations of your data.
  4. Set up Notifications: Link your alarms to a notification method, so you are promptly informed of any issues.

Best Practices

  1. Granularity: Choose the appropriate granularity for metrics to balance between data accuracy and storage costs.
  2. Retention: Understand the data retention policies to ensure you have historical data when needed.
  3. Roles and Policies: Set appropriate IAM roles and policies for team members to interact with Monitoring.
  4. Multi-Region Monitoring: If your services are deployed across multiple regions, ensure you configure Monitoring for each.


OCI Monitoring is usually priced based on the amount of data ingested, stored, and queried. For more details, you can check the OCI pricing page.

Note: It’s essential to set up Monitoring correctly to make sure you’re alerted on time and can take the necessary steps to avoid any issues. By following best practices and actively monitoring your infrastructure, you can achieve better uptime and performance.

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