Set up OpsCenter - Amazon Systems Manager
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Set up OpsCenter

Amazon Systems Manager uses an integrated setup experience to help you get started with OpsCenter and Explorer, which are capabilities of Systems Manager. Explorer is a customizable operations dashboard that reports information about your Amazon resources. In this documentation, Explorer and OpsCenter setup is called Integrated Setup.

You must use Integrated Setup to set up OpsCenter with Explorer. Integrated Setup is only available in the Amazon Systems Manager console. You can't set up Explorer and OpsCenter programmatically. For more information, see Getting started with Systems Manager Explorer and OpsCenter.

Default rules enabled by setup

When you set up OpsCenter, you enable default rules in Amazon EventBridge that automatically create OpsItems. The following table describes the default EventBridge rules that automatically create OpsItems. You can disable EventBridge rules in the OpsCenter Settings page under OpsItem rules.

Important

Your account is charged for OpsItems created by default rules. For more information, see Amazon Systems Manager Pricing.

Rule name Description

SSMOpsItems-Autoscaling-instance-launch-failure

This rule creates OpsItems when the launch of an EC2 auto scaling instance failed.

SSMOpsItems-Autoscaling-instance-termination-failure

This rule creates OpsItems when the termination of an EC2 auto scaling instance failed.

SSMOpsItems-EBS-snapshot-copy-failed

This rule creates OpsItems when the system failed to copy an Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshot.

SSMOpsItems-EBS-snapshot-creation-failed

This rule creates OpsItems when the system failed to create an Amazon EBS snapshot.

SSMOpsItems-EBS-volume-performance-issue

This rule corresponds to an Amazon Health tracking rule. The rule creates OpsItems whenever there is a performance issue with an Amazon EBS volume (health event = AWS_EBS_DEGRADED_EBS_VOLUME_PERFORMANCE).

SSMOpsItems-EC2-issue

This rule corresponds to an Amazon Health tracking rule for unexpected events that affect Amazon services or resources. The rule creates OpsItems when, for example, a service sends communications about operational issues that are causing service degradation or to raise awarness about localized resource-level issues. For example, this rule creates an OpsItem for the following event: AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE.

SSMOpsItems-EC2-scheduled-change

This rule corresponds to an Amazon Health tracking rule. Amazon can schedule events for your instances, such as rebooting, stopping, or starting instances. The rule creates OpsItems for EC2 scheduled events. For more information about scheduled events, see Scheduled events for your instances in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

SSMOpsItems-RDS-issue

This rule corresponds to an Amazon Health tracking rule for unexpected events that affect Amazon services or resources. The rule creates OpsItems when, for example, a service sends communications about operational issues that are causing service degradation or to raise awarness about localized resource-level issues. For example, this rule creates an OpsItem for the following events: AWS_RDS_MYSQL_DATABASE_CRASHING_REPEATEDLY, AWS_RDS_EXPORT_TASK_FAILED, and AWS_RDS_CONNECTIVITY_ISSUE.

SSMOpsItems-RDS-scheduled-change

This rule corresponds to an Amazon Health tracking rule. The rule creates OpsItems for Amazon RDS scheduled events. Scheduled events provide information about upcoming changes to your Amazon RDS resources. Some events might recommend that you take action to avoid service disruptions. Other events occur automatically without any action on your part. Your resource might be temporarily unavailable during the scheduled change activity. For example, this rule creates an OpsItem for the following events: AWS_RDS_SYSTEM_UPGRADE_SCHEDULED and AWS_RDS_MAINTENANCE_SCHEDULED. For more information about scheduled events, see Event type categories in the Amazon Health User Guide.

SSMOpsItems-SSM-maintenance-window-execution-failed

This rule creates OpsItems when the processing of the Systems Manager maintenance window failed.

SSMOpsItems-SSM-maintenance-window-execution-timedout

This rule creates OpsItems when the launch of the Systems Manager maintenance window timed out.

Setting up OpsCenter

Use the following procedure to set up OpsCenter.

To set up OpsCenter
  1. Open the Amazon Systems Manager console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose OpsCenter.

  3. On the OpsCenter home page, choose Get started.

  4. On the OpsCenter setup page, choose Enable this option to have Explorer configure Amazon Config and Amazon CloudWatch events to automatically create OpsItems based on commonly-used rules and events. If you don't choose this option, OpsCenter remains disabled.

    Note

    Amazon EventBridge (formerly Amazon CloudWatch Events) provides all functionality of CloudWatch Events and some new features, such as custom event buses, third-party event sources and schema registry.

  5. Choose Enable OpsCenter.

After you enable OpsCenter, you can do the following from Settings: