Service Quotas and Amazon CloudWatch alarms - Service Quotas
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Service Quotas and Amazon CloudWatch alarms

You can create Amazon CloudWatch alarms to notify you when you're close to a quota value threshold. Setting an alarm can help alert you if you need to request a quota increase.

To create a CloudWatch alarm for a quota
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the Service Quotas console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Amazon services and then select a service.

  3. Select a quota that supports CloudWatch alarms.

    If you actively use the quota, utilization appears beneath the quota description. If CloudWatch alarms are supported, the CloudWatch alarms section appears at the bottom of the page.

  4. In Amazon CloudWatch alarms, choose Create.

  5. For Alarm threshold, choose a threshold.

  6. For Alarm name, enter a name for the alarm. This name must be unique within the Amazon Web Services account.

  7. Choose Create.


To add a notification to the CloudWatch alarm, see Creating a CloudWatch alarm based on a static threshold in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

To delete a CloudWatch alarm
  1. Choose the service quota with the alarm.

  2. Select the alarm.

  3. Choose Delete.