Posted On: May 2, 2023

AWS Health now publishes service health events to Amazon EventBridge. Previously, you could receive only account-specific events on this channel. Now, you can also receive events about the overall health of AWS services. This enables you to get a full picture of service issues that might affect the performance of your applications. 

AWS Health provides ongoing visibility into the performance of your AWS resources and services. You can use AWS Health events to learn how service and resource changes might affect your applications running on AWS. Service health events provide information about overall service availability, reported publicly on the service health view of the AWS Health Dashboard.

You can use this feature to easily collect, filter, and deliver service health events directly to your teams, run workflows that integrate with tools of your choice, or automate responses to important health events. Additionally, AWS Health now supports setting up EventBridge rules in a backup AWS Region for service health events, enabling you to add an extra layer of resilience to your workflows. You can create a rule in US West (Oregon), which serves as a backup for all other AWS Regions in the standard partition, to continue receiving service health event information even if your primary Region is affected by an operational issue. If your primary Region is US West (Oregon), the EventBridge endpoint in US East (N. Virginia) Region will serve as its backup.

This feature is available in all AWS Regions in the standard partition where Amazon EventBridge service is available, except for the following opt-in Regions: Asia Pacific (Melbourne), Asia Pacific (Hyderabad), Europe (Spain), Europe (Zurich), and Middle East (UAE). Please refer to the documentation for Monitoring for Health events with EventBridge for up-to-date information about the availability of this feature in AWS Regions.

5/3/2023 - The regional availability section of this post has been updated with additional details on the Regions where this feature is currently supported.