Monitoring Limits

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

  • You cannot revert to basic Droplet graphs after enabling the metrics agent.

  • You cannot add or change the alert email address for individual accounts.

  • Alerting is not yet available for load average.

  • Because the metrics agent focuses on system-level data, it is not suitable for application performance monitoring (APM) tasks like tracking application errors, website connections, or identifying application bottlenecks. These require a monitoring system with a different focus, which could be used in addition to DigitalOcean Monitoring.