Posted On: Oct 28, 2022

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports a new instance event, RDS-EVENT-0230, under the event category of security patching, that will alert you when an operating system update is available for your DB instance.

RDS DB instances occasionally require operating system updates to improve database performance and overall security posture. Using RDS-EVENT-0230, you can now set up email or text alerts to get notified as soon as an update becomes available. You can use these alerts to plan for updates that may be required to help you meet your compliance obligations. You can subscribe to this RDS event using Amazon RDS Console, AWS CLI, or the API.

Amazon RDS uses the Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) to provide notifications when an Amazon RDS event occurs. To learn more about RDS Events, refer to the Amazon RDS user guide. Create or update a fully managed Amazon RDS database in the Amazon RDS Management Console.