Monitoring channel assembly resources with MediaTailor alerts - AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Monitoring channel assembly resources with MediaTailor alerts

MediaTailor creates alerts for issues or potential issues that occur with your channel assembly resources. The alert describes the issue, when it issue occurred, and the resources that are affected..

You can view the alerts in the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, AWS SDKs, or programmatically using the MediaTailor ListAlerts API.

Important

Alerts are only available for channel assembly resources created on or after July 14th, 2021.

Viewing alerts

You can view alerts for any MediaTailor channel assembly resource. When you view the alerts for channels and programs, MediaTailor includes all of the related resources contained within the channel or program. For example, when you view the alerts for a specific program, you also see alerts for the source location and VOD sources that the program contains.

To view alerts, perform the following procedure.

Console

To view alerts in the console

  1. Open the MediaTailor console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/mediatailor/.

  2. Choose the resource that you want to view alerts for.

  3. Select the Alerts tab to view the alerts.

AWS CLI

To list alerts for a channel assembly resource, you need the resource's Amazon Resource Name (ARN). You can use the decribe-resource_type command in the AWS CLI to get the resource's ARN. For example, run the describe-channel command to get a specific channel's ARN:

aws mediatailor describe-channel --channel-name MyChannelName

Then use the aws mediatailor list-alerts command to list the alerts associated with the resource:

aws mediatailor list-alerts --resource-arn arn:aws:mediatailor:region:aws-account-id:resource-type/resource-name
API

To list alerts for a channel assembly resource, you need the use resource's Amazon Resource Name (ARN). You can use the DescribeResource operation in the MediaTailor API to get the resource's ARN. For example, use the DescribeChannel operation to get a specific channel's ARN.

Then use the ListAlerts API to list the alerts for the resource.

Handling alerts

When an alert occurs, view the alerts in the AWS Management Console, or use the AWS CLI, AWS SDKs, or the MediaTailor Alerts API to determine the possible sources of the issue.

After you resolve the issue, MediaTailor clears the alert.