Posted On: Aug 27, 2021

Amazon CloudWatch announces the immediate availability of custom widgets, a new feature that enables you to gain operational visibility and agility by customizing the content of your CloudWatch dashboard such as adding visualizations, displaying information from multiple data sources or adding controls like buttons to take remediation actions. A set of templates and a sample library is provided to help you get started.

Custom widgets can help you to correlate trends over time and spot issues more easily by displaying related data from different sources side by side on CloudWatch dashboards. You can react to potential issues faster by adding buttons to your dashboards that start automated run books or take other remediation steps. Custom widgets allow you to extend your CloudWatch dashboards’ out of the box capabilities including line, bar and pie charts with rich, business specific visualizations that represent the operational health and performance of your workloads.

This feature is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), South America (São Paulo) and AWS GovCloud.

There is no additional cost for using CloudWatch dashboards custom widgets; standard CloudWatch Dashboard prices apply. See Amazon CloudWatch pricing. To get started, see CloudWatch Dashboards custom widget documentation and custom widgets samples library.