EventType - AWS Health


Contains the metadata about a type of event that is reported by AWS Health. The EventType shows the category, service, and the event type code of the event. For example, an issue might be the category, EC2 the service, and AWS_EC2_SYSTEM_MAINTENANCE_EVENT the event type code.

You can use the DescribeEventTypes API operation to return this information about an event.

You can also use the Amazon CloudWatch Events console to create a rule so that you can get notified or take action when AWS Health delivers a specific event to your AWS account. For more information, see Monitor for AWS Health events with Amazon CloudWatch Events in the AWS Health User Guide.



A list of event type category codes. Possible values are issue, accountNotification, or scheduledChange. Currently, the investigation value isn't supported at this time.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 255.

Valid Values: issue | accountNotification | scheduledChange | investigation

Required: No


The unique identifier for the event type. The format is AWS_SERVICE_DESCRIPTION ; for example, AWS_EC2_SYSTEM_MAINTENANCE_EVENT.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9\_\-]{3,100}

Required: No


The AWS service that is affected by the event. For example, EC2, RDS.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 2. Maximum length of 30.

Pattern: [^:/]{2,30}

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: