We are announcing new features in AWS Health to help you manage planned lifecycle events for your AWS resources and dynamically track the completion of actions that your team takes at the resource-level to ensure continued smooth operations of your applications. Some examples of planned lifecycle events are an Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) Kubernetes version end of standard support, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) certificate rotations, and end of support for other open source software, to name a few.
These features include:
How it Works
Planned lifecycle events are available through the AWS Health Dashboard, AWS Health API, and EventBridge. You can automate the management of AWS Health events across your organization by creating rules on EventBridge that includes the
“source”: [“aws.health”] value to receive AWS Health notifications or initiate actions based on the rules created. For example, if AWS Health publishes an event about your EC2 instances, then you can use these notifications to take action and update or replace your resources as needed. You can view the planned lifecycle events for your AWS resources in the Scheduled changes tab.
To prioritize events, you can now see scheduled changes in a calendar view. The event has a start time to indicate when the change commences. The status remains as Upcoming until the change occurs or all of the affected resources have been actioned. The event status changes to Completed when all of the affected resources have been actioned. You can also deselect event statuses that you don’t want to focus on. To show more specific event details, select an event to open the split panel view to the right or the bottom of the screen.
When selecting the Affected resources tab on the detailed view of an event, customers can see relevant account information that can help you reach out to the right people to resolve impaired resources.
Integration with Other AWS Services
Using EventBridge integrations that already exist in AWS Health, you can send change events, and their fully managed lifecycles to other tools such as JIRA, ServiceNow, and AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter. EventBridge sends all updates to events (for example, timestamps, resource status, and more) to these tools, allowing you to track the status of events in your preferred tooling.
Planned lifecycle events for AWS Health are available in all AWS Regions where AWS Health is available except China and GovCloud Regions.
To learn more, visit the AWS Health user guide. You can submit your questions to AWS re:Post for AWS Health, or through your usual AWS Support contacts.
Source: AWS News