Monitoring Resources

DigitalOcean Monitoring is a free, opt-in service that gathers metrics about Droplet-level resource utilization. It provides additional Droplet graphs and supports configurable metrics alert policies with integrated email Slack notifications to help you track the operational health of your infrastructure.

Additional Tools for Monitoring

The DigitalOcean API

The DigitalOcean API lets you manage DigitalOcean resources programmatically using conventional HTTP requests. All the functionality available in the DigitalOcean Control Panel is also available through the API.

You can enable monitoring when you create a Droplet with the DigitalOcean API.

More Information

DigitalOcean Monitoring uses a variety of metrics to track system health. This glossary covers the different system resources tracked, the units used to measure them, and how they are represented by DigitalOcean Monitoring.