Announcing the AWS Health Tools Repository
Today, we’re happy to release the AWS Health Tools repository, a community-based source of tools to automate remediation actions and customize Health alerts.
The AWS Health service provides personalized information about events that can affect your AWS infrastructure, guides you through scheduled changes, and accelerates the troubleshooting of issues that affect your AWS resources and accounts. The AWS Health API also powers the Personal Health Dashboard, which gives you a personalized view into the performance and availability of the AWS services underlying your AWS resources. You can use Amazon CloudWatch Events to detect and react to changes in the status of AWS Personal Health Dashboard (AWS Health) events.
AWS Health Tools takes advantage of the integration of AWS Health, Amazon CloudWatch Events and AWS Lambda to implement customized automation in response to events regarding your AWS infrastructure. As an example, you can use AWS Health Tools to pause your deployments that are part of AWS CodePipeline when a CloudWatch event is generated in response to an AWS Health issue.
The AWS Health Tools repository empowers customers to effectively utilize AWS Health events by tapping in to the collective ingenuity and expertise of the AWS community. The repository is free, public, and hosted on an independent platform. Furthermore, the repository contains full source code, allowing you to learn and contribute. We look forward to working together to leverage the combined wisdom and lessons learned by our experts and experts in the broader AWS user base.
Here’s a sample of the AWS Health tools that you now have access to:
- SMS Notifier – Send custom text or SMS notifications.
- SNS Topic Publisher – Publish to an SNS topic.
- Slack Notifier – Post to a Slack channel.
- Instance Store Degraded Drive – Stop or terminate an instance that has a degraded instance store drive.
- Disable AWS CodePipeline Stage Transition – Stop deployment when an issue arises.
To get started using these tools in your AWS account, see the readme file on GitHub. We encourage you to use this repository to share with the AWS community the AWS Health Tools you have written
-Tipu Qureshi and Ram Atur