Posted On: Jul 16, 2021

You can now update the maintenance window start time for your Amazon MQ brokers. Every Amazon MQ broker has a weekly 2 hour maintenance window during which changes are applied. These changes can include broker version updates, configuration changes, or patching of the operating system and other system software. The maintenance window gives you control over when these changes occur, in the event either are requested or required. You can minimize downtime during maintenance by using Multi-AZ brokers. The maintenance window start time can be changed using the console, CLI, or API.

Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers on AWS. Amazon MQ reduces your operational responsibilities by managing the provisioning, setup, and maintenance of message brokers for you. Because Amazon MQ connects to your current applications with industry-standard APIs and protocols, you can easily migrate to AWS without having to rewrite code.

This feature is available in all AWS Regions where Amazon MQ is available, for both ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ broker engines. For more details visit the Amazon MQ documentation.