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This course looks at the AWS Health Dashboard, a tool that can help you plan and work around issues in AWS. These events include outages, scheduled maintenance, and service degradation events. So, let’s get you prepared for these events with this awesome tool.

Learning Objectives 

By the end of this course, you should have a greater understanding of the AWS Health dashboard, its features, and how to integrate it into your high-availability solutions. Some of the key points we’ll be covering in this course include the following:

  • Service history and open issues
  • Service events specific to your AWS accounts
  • EventBridge integration for the Health Dashboard
  • Enterprise-level offerings (such as the AWS Health API)

Intended Audience

  • Systems Administrator
  • DevOps Engineer
  • AWS Student learning for certification reasons


  • Have a general understanding of Amazon EventBridge and AWS Infrastructure
  • General knowledge about AWS services currently in use by your organization that could be impacted during scheduled maintenance and outages



Let's summarize what we just learned. Before you start troubleshooting your own application, it's useful to go to the log of recent AWS events. If a service that your application depends on was down, then it means your application is fine and it's up to AWS to resolve the issue. AWS Health dashboard is integrated with EventBridge and also has its own API to help with automation of notifications and actions related to outages and maintenance. If you use AWS organizations, it's important to enable organizational view in the dashboard in order to consolidate all account specific alerts into a single view. If you have business or enterprise support, you can access the Health API that you can use to automate actions and notifications and also use health monitoring tools such as the AWS Health Aware platform.

If you'll be sitting the AWS DevOps Professional Exam, here are a few exam tips for you regarding this topic. You need to be aware of operational scenarios. For example, how would you prepare for planned maintenance? What's the best way to notify your team of an upcoming scheduled service outage? Be aware that EventBridge has events specific to this and you can attach your own actions in order to react accordingly. I hope this was helpful to you. And if you have any questions, feel free to reach out. My name is Carlos, and I will talk to you in the next one.


About the Author
Carlos Rivas
Sr. AWS Content Creator
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Software Development has been my craft for over 2 decades. In recent years, I was introduced to the world of "Infrastructure as Code" and Cloud Computing.
I loved it! -- it re-sparked my interest in staying on the cutting edge of technology.

Colleagues regard me as a mentor and leader in my areas of expertise and also as the person to call when production servers crash and we need the App back online quickly.

My primary skills are:
★ Software Development ( Java, PHP, Python and others )
★ Cloud Computing Design and Implementation
★ DevOps: Continuous Delivery and Integration