Viewing overview information about an application - Amazon Systems Manager
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Viewing overview information about an application

In Application Manager, a component of Amazon Systems Manager, the Overview tab displays a summary of Amazon CloudWatch alarms, operational work items (OpsItems), CloudWatch Application Insights, and runbook history. Choose View all for any card to open the corresponding tab where you can view all application insights, alarms, OpsItems, or runbook history.

About Application Insights

CloudWatch Application Insights identifies and sets up key metrics, logs, and alarms across your application resources and technology stack. Application Insights continuously monitors metrics and logs to detect and correlate anomalies and errors. When the system detects errors or anomalies, Application Insights generates CloudWatch Events that you can use to set up notifications or take actions. If you choose the Edit configuration button on the Monitoring tab, the system opens the CloudWatch Application Insights console. For more information about Application Insights, see What is Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

About Cost Explorer

Application Manager is integrated with Amazon Cost Explorer, a feature of Amazon Cost Management, through the Cost widget and Cost tab. After you enable Cost Explorer in the Cost Management console, the Cost widget and Cost tab in Application Manager shows cost data for a specific non-container application or application component. You can use filters in the widget, or tab, to view cost data according to different time periods, levels of granularity, and cost types in either a bar or line chart.

You can enable this feature by choosing the Go to Amazon Cost Management console button. By default, the data is filtered to the past three months. For a non-container application, if you choose the View all button, Application Manager opens the Resources tab. For container applications, the View all button opens the Amazon Cost Explorer console.

Actions you can perform on this page

You can turn on and access information about the following widgets on the Overview tab on this page. When a widget is enabled, choose its View all to see relevant application details for that area.

  • In the Insights and Alarms section, choose the number for a severity to open the Monitoring, tab, where you can view more details about alarms of the chosen severity.

  • In the Cost section, choose View all to open the Resources tab, where you can view cost data for a specific application or application component.

  • In the Compliance section, choose View all to open the Compliance tab, where you can view compliance information from Amazon Config and State Manager associations.


    To view patch compliance details, choose the Compliance tab directly. Then you can view patch compliance details for the managed nodes used by the selected application.

  • In the Runbooks section, choose a runbook to open it in the Systems Manager Documents page where you can view more details about the document.

  • In the OpsItems section, choose a severity to open the OpsItems tab where you can view all OpsItems of the chosen severity.

  • Choose a View all button to open the corresponding tab. You can view all alarms, OpsItems, or runbook history entries for the application.

To open the Overview tab
  1. Open the Amazon Systems Manager console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Application Manager.

  3. In the Applications section, choose a category. If you want to open an application you created manually in Application Manager, choose Custom applications.

  4. Choose the application in the list. Application Manager opens the Overview tab.