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describe-events

Description

Returns information about events that meet the specified filter criteria. Events are returned in a summary form and do not include the detailed description, any additional metadata that depends on the event type, or any affected resources. To retrieve that information, use the DescribeEventDetails and DescribeAffectedEntities operations.

If no filter criteria are specified, all events are returned. Results are sorted by lastModifiedTime , starting with the most recent event.

Note

  • When you call the DescribeEvents operation and specify an entity for the entityValues parameter, AWS Health might return public events that aren't specific to that resource. For example, if you call DescribeEvents and specify an ID for an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, AWS Health might return events that aren't specific to that resource or service. To get events that are specific to a service, use the services parameter in the filter object. For more information, see Event .
  • This API operation uses pagination. Specify the nextToken parameter in the next request to return more results.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-events is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: events

Synopsis

  describe-events
[--filter <value>]
[--locale <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--filter (structure)

Values to narrow the results returned.

eventArns -> (list)

A list of event ARNs (unique identifiers). For example: "arn:aws:health:us-east-1::event/EC2/EC2_INSTANCE_RETIREMENT_SCHEDULED/EC2_INSTANCE_RETIREMENT_SCHEDULED_ABC123-CDE456", "arn:aws:health:us-west-1::event/EBS/AWS_EBS_LOST_VOLUME/AWS_EBS_LOST_VOLUME_CHI789_JKL101"

(string)

eventTypeCodes -> (list)

A list of unique identifiers for event types. For example, "AWS_EC2_SYSTEM_MAINTENANCE_EVENT","AWS_RDS_MAINTENANCE_SCHEDULED".

(string)

services -> (list)

The AWS services associated with the event. For example, EC2 , RDS .

(string)

regions -> (list)

A list of AWS regions.

(string)

availabilityZones -> (list)

A list of AWS availability zones.

(string)

startTimes -> (list)

A list of dates and times that the event began.

(structure)

A range of dates and times that is used by the EventFilter and EntityFilter objects. If from is set and to is set: match items where the timestamp (startTime , endTime , or lastUpdatedTime ) is between from and to inclusive. If from is set and to is not set: match items where the timestamp value is equal to or after from . If from is not set and to is set: match items where the timestamp value is equal to or before to .

from -> (timestamp)

The starting date and time of a time range.

to -> (timestamp)

The ending date and time of a time range.

endTimes -> (list)

A list of dates and times that the event ended.

(structure)

A range of dates and times that is used by the EventFilter and EntityFilter objects. If from is set and to is set: match items where the timestamp (startTime , endTime , or lastUpdatedTime ) is between from and to inclusive. If from is set and to is not set: match items where the timestamp value is equal to or after from . If from is not set and to is set: match items where the timestamp value is equal to or before to .

from -> (timestamp)

The starting date and time of a time range.

to -> (timestamp)

The ending date and time of a time range.

lastUpdatedTimes -> (list)

A list of dates and times that the event was last updated.

(structure)

A range of dates and times that is used by the EventFilter and EntityFilter objects. If from is set and to is set: match items where the timestamp (startTime , endTime , or lastUpdatedTime ) is between from and to inclusive. If from is set and to is not set: match items where the timestamp value is equal to or after from . If from is not set and to is set: match items where the timestamp value is equal to or before to .

from -> (timestamp)

The starting date and time of a time range.

to -> (timestamp)

The ending date and time of a time range.

entityArns -> (list)

A list of entity ARNs (unique identifiers).

(string)

entityValues -> (list)

A list of entity identifiers, such as EC2 instance IDs (i-34ab692e ) or EBS volumes (vol-426ab23e ).

(string)

eventTypeCategories -> (list)

A list of event type category codes (issue , scheduledChange , or accountNotification ).

(string)

tags -> (list)

A map of entity tags attached to the affected entity.

Note

Currently, the tags property isn't supported.

(map)

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

eventStatusCodes -> (list)

A list of event status codes.

(string)

Shorthand Syntax:

eventArns=string,string,eventTypeCodes=string,string,services=string,string,regions=string,string,availabilityZones=string,string,startTimes=[{from=timestamp,to=timestamp},{from=timestamp,to=timestamp}],endTimes=[{from=timestamp,to=timestamp},{from=timestamp,to=timestamp}],lastUpdatedTimes=[{from=timestamp,to=timestamp},{from=timestamp,to=timestamp}],entityArns=string,string,entityValues=string,string,eventTypeCategories=string,string,tags=[{KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string},{KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string}],eventStatusCodes=string,string

JSON Syntax:

{
  "eventArns": ["string", ...],
  "eventTypeCodes": ["string", ...],
  "services": ["string", ...],
  "regions": ["string", ...],
  "availabilityZones": ["string", ...],
  "startTimes": [
    {
      "from": timestamp,
      "to": timestamp
    }
    ...
  ],
  "endTimes": [
    {
      "from": timestamp,
      "to": timestamp
    }
    ...
  ],
  "lastUpdatedTimes": [
    {
      "from": timestamp,
      "to": timestamp
    }
    ...
  ],
  "entityArns": ["string", ...],
  "entityValues": ["string", ...],
  "eventTypeCategories": ["issue"|"accountNotification"|"scheduledChange"|"investigation", ...],
  "tags": [
    {"string": "string"
      ...}
    ...
  ],
  "eventStatusCodes": ["open"|"closed"|"upcoming", ...]
}

--locale (string)

The locale (language) to return information in. English (en) is the default and the only supported value at this time.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

Example 1: To list AWS Health events

The following describe-events example lists recent AWS Health events.

aws health describe-events \
    --region us-east-1

Output:

{
    "events": [
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:us-west-1::event/ECS/AWS_ECS_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE/AWS_ECS_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE_KWQPY_EXAMPLE111",
            "service": "ECS",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_ECS_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE",
            "eventTypeCategory": "issue",
            "region": "us-west-1",
            "startTime": 1589077890.53,
            "endTime": 1589086345.597,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1589086345.905,
            "statusCode": "closed",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:global::event/BILLING/AWS_BILLING_NOTIFICATION/AWS_BILLING_NOTIFICATION_6ce1d874-e995-40e2-99cd-EXAMPLE1118b",
            "service": "BILLING",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_BILLING_NOTIFICATION",
            "eventTypeCategory": "accountNotification",
            "region": "global",
            "startTime": 1588356000.0,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1588356524.358,
            "statusCode": "open",
            "eventScopeCode": "ACCOUNT_SPECIFIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:us-west-2::event/CLOUDFORMATION/AWS_CLOUDFORMATION_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE/AWS_CLOUDFORMATION_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE_OHTWY_EXAMPLE111",
            "service": "CLOUDFORMATION",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_CLOUDFORMATION_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE",
            "eventTypeCategory": "issue",
            "region": "us-west-2",
            "startTime": 1588279630.761,
            "endTime": 1588284650.0,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1588284691.941,
            "statusCode": "closed",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:ap-northeast-1::event/LAMBDA/AWS_LAMBDA_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE/AWS_LAMBDA_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE_JZDND_EXAMPLE111",
            "service": "LAMBDA",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_LAMBDA_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE",
            "eventTypeCategory": "issue",
            "region": "ap-northeast-1",
            "startTime": 1587379534.08,
            "endTime": 1587391771.0,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1587395689.316,
            "statusCode": "closed",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:us-east-1::event/EC2/AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE/AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE_COBXJ_EXAMPLE111",
            "service": "EC2",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE",
            "eventTypeCategory": "issue",
            "region": "us-east-1",
            "startTime": 1586473044.284,
            "endTime": 1586479706.091,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1586479706.153,
            "statusCode": "closed",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:global::event/SECURITY/AWS_SECURITY_NOTIFICATION/AWS_SECURITY_NOTIFICATION_42007387-8129-42da-8c88-EXAMPLE11139",
            "service": "SECURITY",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_SECURITY_NOTIFICATION",
            "eventTypeCategory": "accountNotification",
            "region": "global",
            "startTime": 1585674000.0,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1585674004.132,
            "statusCode": "open",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:global::event/CLOUDFRONT/AWS_CLOUDFRONT_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE/AWS_CLOUDFRONT_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE_FRQXG_EXAMPLE111",
            "service": "CLOUDFRONT",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_CLOUDFRONT_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE",
            "eventTypeCategory": "issue",
            "region": "global",
            "startTime": 1585610898.589,
            "endTime": 1585617671.0,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1585620638.869,
            "statusCode": "closed",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:us-east-1::event/SES/AWS_SES_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE/AWS_SES_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE_URNDF_EXAMPLE111",
            "service": "SES",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_SES_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE",
            "eventTypeCategory": "issue",
            "region": "us-east-1",
            "startTime": 1585342008.46,
            "endTime": 1585344017.0,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1585344355.989,
            "statusCode": "closed",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:global::event/IAM/AWS_IAM_OPERATIONAL_NOTIFICATION/AWS_IAM_OPERATIONAL_NOTIFICATION_b6771c34-6ecd-4aea-9d3e-EXAMPLE1117e",
            "service": "IAM",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_IAM_OPERATIONAL_NOTIFICATION",
            "eventTypeCategory": "accountNotification",
            "region": "global",
            "startTime": 1584978300.0,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1584978553.572,
            "statusCode": "open",
            "eventScopeCode": "ACCOUNT_SPECIFIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:ap-southeast-2::event/EC2/AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE/AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE_HNGHE_EXAMPLE111",
            "service": "EC2",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE",
            "eventTypeCategory": "issue",
            "region": "ap-southeast-2",
            "startTime": 1583881487.483,
            "endTime": 1583885056.785,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1583885057.052,
            "statusCode": "closed",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        }
    ]
}

For more information, see Getting started with the AWS Personal Health Dashboard in the AWS Health User Guide.

Example 2: To list AWS Health events by service and event status code

The following describe-events example lists AWS Health events for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) where the event status is closed.

aws health describe-events \
    --filter "services=EC2,eventStatusCodes=closed"

Output:

{
    "events": [
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:us-east-1::event/EC2/AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE/AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE_VKTXI_EXAMPLE111",
            "service": "EC2",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE",
            "eventTypeCategory": "issue",
            "region": "us-east-1",
            "startTime": 1587462325.096,
            "endTime": 1587464204.774,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1587464204.865,
            "statusCode": "closed",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:us-east-1::event/EC2/AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE/AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE_COBXJ_EXAMPLE111",
            "service": "EC2",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE",
            "eventTypeCategory": "issue",
            "region": "us-east-1",
            "startTime": 1586473044.284,
            "endTime": 1586479706.091,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1586479706.153,
            "statusCode": "closed",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        },
        {
            "arn": "arn:aws:health:ap-southeast-2::event/EC2/AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE/AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE_HNGHE_EXAMPLE111",
            "service": "EC2",
            "eventTypeCode": "AWS_EC2_OPERATIONAL_ISSUE",
            "eventTypeCategory": "issue",
            "region": "ap-southeast-2",
            "startTime": 1583881487.483,
            "endTime": 1583885056.785,
            "lastUpdatedTime": 1583885057.052,
            "statusCode": "closed",
            "eventScopeCode": "PUBLIC"
        }
    ]
}

For more information, see Getting started with the AWS Personal Health Dashboard in the AWS Health User Guide.

Output

events -> (list)

The events that match the specified filter criteria.

(structure)

Summary information about an AWS Health event.

AWS Health events can be public or account-specific:

  • Public events might be service events that are not specific to an AWS account. For example, if there is an issue with an AWS Region, AWS Health provides information about the event, even if you don't use services or resources in that Region.
  • Account-specific events are specific to either your AWS account or an account in your organization. For example, if there's an issue with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud in a Region that you use, AWS Health provides information about the event and the affected resources in the account.

You can determine if an event is public or account-specific by using the eventScopeCode parameter. For more information, see eventScopeCode .

arn -> (string)

The unique identifier for the event. Format: arn:aws:health:*event-region* ::event/*SERVICE* /*EVENT_TYPE_CODE* /*EVENT_TYPE_PLUS_ID* `` . Example: ``Example: arn:aws:health:us-east-1::event/EC2/EC2_INSTANCE_RETIREMENT_SCHEDULED/EC2_INSTANCE_RETIREMENT_SCHEDULED_ABC123-DEF456

service -> (string)

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

eventTypeCode -> (string)

The unique identifier for the event type. The format is AWS_*SERVICE* _*DESCRIPTION* `` ; for example, ``AWS_EC2_SYSTEM_MAINTENANCE_EVENT .

eventTypeCategory -> (string)

The category of the event. Possible values are issue , scheduledChange , and accountNotification .

region -> (string)

The AWS region name of the event.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The AWS Availability Zone of the event. For example, us-east-1a.

startTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the event began.

endTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the event ended.

lastUpdatedTime -> (timestamp)

The most recent date and time that the event was updated.

statusCode -> (string)

The most recent status of the event. Possible values are open , closed , and upcoming .

eventScopeCode -> (string)

This parameter specifies if the AWS Health event is a public AWS service event or an account-specific event.

  • If the eventScopeCode value is PUBLIC , then the affectedAccounts value is always empty.
  • If the eventScopeCode value is ACCOUNT_SPECIFIC , then the affectedAccounts value lists the affected AWS accounts in your organization. For example, if an event affects a service such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and you have AWS accounts that use that service, those account IDs appear in the response.
  • If the eventScopeCode value is NONE , then the eventArn that you specified in the request is invalid or doesn't exist.

nextToken -> (string)

If the results of a search are large, only a portion of the results are returned, and a nextToken pagination token is returned in the response. To retrieve the next batch of results, reissue the search request and include the returned token. When all results have been returned, the response does not contain a pagination token value.