Posted On: Feb 6, 2023

Change Calendar, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now helps customers view their operational events, such as maintenance windows, state manager associations, and planned automation executions alongside their business-critical events. Using Change Calendar, you can schedule calendar events to control the changes made to your AWS resources during events, such as public marketing promotions and when you expect high demand on your resources. To help you get a comprehensive view of operational changes, Change Calendar integrates with other Systems Manager capabilities, such as Automation, Maintenance Windows, State Manager, and Change Manager, and pre-populates your Change Calendar with the operational events view. This new feature automatically displays operational events alongside your business-critical events to help customers become aware of restricted periods while scheduling new tasks.

To get started, choose Change Calendar in the Systems Manager console on the left navigation menu. Your existing or new change calendars will be pre-populated with the previously mentioned operational events by default.

This feature is available in all public AWS Regions where AWS Systems Manager is offered, except Amazon Web Services China (Beijing, operated by Sinnet), Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia, operated by NWCD), and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. For more details about this feature, see our documentation. To learn more about Systems Manager features, see AWS Systems Manager.