Your inventory is the elements that make up your environment, from your java virtual machines to your Amazon EC2s. CloudWisdom’s Inventory Explorer allows you to view and search the elements in your inventory.

About Elements

The physical or logical components that CloudWisdom monitors are called elements. An element can be a physical entity, such as a server or network element, a virtual entity, such as a transaction, or a business entity, such as a company traded on the stock market. Elements are the base component that CloudWisdom uses to analyze metrics and determine the status of your environment.

All elements share the following characteristics:

  • A unique name and identifier in CloudWisdom.
  • Descriptive attributes, or characteristics, assigned by an integration.
  • Events that are triggered when the conditions in policies are met.
  • A tag or tags used to label and organize elements.
  • An element type, usually assigned by an integration.


An attribute is a property or characteristic that describes an element. Having attributes gives you access to more statistical data that can be used to troubleshoot issues. Most elements receive attributes from their integration.

For example, with attribute information, you can see the number and type of CPU running on a server element, while also viewing an event that was generated based on that element’s CPU value.

Element Types

Each element has a type that determines how it is processed and represented by CloudWisdom. Element type is also used as a filter in list pages in the UI. The types of elements in your environment will vary based on the integration that you use1.

Integration Element Type in CloudWisdom
AWS ASG (Auto Scaling Group)
AWS Custom Cloudwatch Metrics
AWS DynamoDB
AWS EBS (Elastic Block Store)
AWS ECS (EC2 Container Service)
AWS EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)
AWS Elasticache Elasticache
AWS ELB (Elastic load balance
AWS EMR (Elastic Map Reduce)
AWS Kinesis (Stream)
AWS Lambda
AWS RDS (Relational Database Service)
AWS Redshift
AWS SQS (Simple Queue Service)
Custom N/A
Docker Docker Container
Java JVM
Linux (Metricly) SERVER
Windows WINSRV
Collectd SERVER
Diamond SERVER
StatsD StatsD