How can I get notifications for Direct Connect scheduled maintenance or events?

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I want to receive notifications for AWS Direct Connect scheduled maintenance or events.

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Use the AWS Health Dashboard to receive notifications for scheduled maintenance or events that affect Direct Connect.


Deploy an AWS CloudFormation stack that sends an automated email notification when there's a new event in the Health Dashboard for Direct Connect.

Set up an email notification

Complete the following steps:

  1. Open the AWS CloudFormation console.
  2. Choose Create Stack, With new resources (standard).
  3. For Template source, choose Amazon S3 URL.
  4. For the URL, enter, and then choose Next.
  5. For Stack name, enter a name for the stack. For Email Address, enter the email address to subscribe to the Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topic.
  6. Choose Next.
  7. (Optional) Add resource tags.
  8. Choose Next, select the I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources agreement, and then choose Create.

(Optional) Include additional email addresses to receive the SNS notifications

To add another email address for SNS notifications, subscribe the email address to the SNS topic:

  1. Open the Amazon SNS console.
  2. From the navigation pane, choose Topics.
  3. Choose DXMaintNotify, Actions, and then choose Subscribe to topic.
  4. In Create subscription, choose Protocol, and then choose Email.
  5. In Endpoint, enter the email address, and then choose Create Subscription.

Note: You can download custom notifications for AWS Health events for other services from the AWS Health tools page on the GitHub website. 

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AWS OFFICIALUpdated 7 months ago