Amazon AWS – Using SNS and Cloudwatch To Get Notified Of Basic Resource Events

Lets say you have a mission critical production EC2 instance and you just want to know when it’s status has changed for example from running to stopped, pending etc.

Here is the process from a high level then I’ll give you a couple screen shots.

  1. Create an SNS Topic
  2. Subscribe to the topic – for example provide your email address
  3. Create a Cloudwatch -> Event – Rule and associate it to your topic

Voila that is it.

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Added Screen shots:

Create a topic and subscribe to it

Create the rule and associate the SNS Topic to it

That is it you will be notified of a instance status change event – via the email provided.

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