Monitoring Concepts

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.

This glossary defines the core concepts behind monitoring.
Descriptions of the system resources DigitalOcean Monitoring tracks, the units used to measure them, and how they are represented by DigitalOcean Monitoring.