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API Reference (API Version 2012-12-01)

CreateEventSubscription

Creates an Amazon Redshift event notification subscription. This action requires an ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of an Amazon SNS topic created by either the Amazon Redshift console, the Amazon SNS console, or the Amazon SNS API. To obtain an ARN with Amazon SNS, you must create a topic in Amazon SNS and subscribe to the topic. The ARN is displayed in the SNS console.

You can specify the source type, and lists of Amazon Redshift source IDs, event categories, and event severities. Notifications will be sent for all events you want that match those criteria. For example, you can specify source type = cluster, source ID = my-cluster-1 and mycluster2, event categories = Availability, Backup, and severity = ERROR. The subscription will only send notifications for those ERROR events in the Availability and Backup categories for the specified clusters.

If you specify both the source type and source IDs, such as source type = cluster and source identifier = my-cluster-1, notifications will be sent for all the cluster events for my-cluster-1. If you specify a source type but do not specify a source identifier, you will receive notice of the events for the objects of that type in your AWS account. If you do not specify either the SourceType nor the SourceIdentifier, you will be notified of events generated from all Amazon Redshift sources belonging to your AWS account. You must specify a source type if you specify a source ID.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

SnsTopicArn

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon SNS topic used to transmit the event notifications. The ARN is created by Amazon SNS when you create a topic and subscribe to it.

Type: String

Required: Yes

SubscriptionName

The name of the event subscription to be created.

Constraints:

  • Cannot be null, empty, or blank.

  • Must contain from 1 to 255 alphanumeric characters or hyphens.

  • First character must be a letter.

  • Cannot end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Enabled

A Boolean value; set to true to activate the subscription, set to false to create the subscription but not active it.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

EventCategories.EventCategory.N

Specifies the Amazon Redshift event categories to be published by the event notification subscription.

Values: configuration, management, monitoring, security

Type: Array of strings

Required: No

Severity

Specifies the Amazon Redshift event severity to be published by the event notification subscription.

Values: ERROR, INFO

Type: String

Required: No

SourceIds.SourceId.N

A list of one or more identifiers of Amazon Redshift source objects. All of the objects must be of the same type as was specified in the source type parameter. The event subscription will return only events generated by the specified objects. If not specified, then events are returned for all objects within the source type specified.

Example: my-cluster-1, my-cluster-2

Example: my-snapshot-20131010

Type: Array of strings

Required: No

SourceType

The type of source that will be generating the events. For example, if you want to be notified of events generated by a cluster, you would set this parameter to cluster. If this value is not specified, events are returned for all Amazon Redshift objects in your AWS account. You must specify a source type in order to specify source IDs.

Valid values: cluster, cluster-parameter-group, cluster-security-group, and cluster-snapshot.

Type: String

Required: No

Tags.Tag.N

A list of tag instances.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.

EventSubscription

Describes event subscriptions.

Type: EventSubscription object

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

EventSubscriptionQuotaExceeded

The request would exceed the allowed number of event subscriptions for this account. For information about increasing your quota, go to Limits in Amazon Redshift in the Amazon Redshift Cluster Management Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidTagFault

The tag is invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

SNSInvalidTopic

Amazon SNS has responded that there is a problem with the specified Amazon SNS topic.

HTTP Status Code: 400

SNSNoAuthorization

You do not have permission to publish to the specified Amazon SNS topic.

HTTP Status Code: 400

SNSTopicArnNotFound

An Amazon SNS topic with the specified Amazon Resource Name (ARN) does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404

SourceNotFound

The specified Amazon Redshift event source could not be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404

SubscriptionAlreadyExist

There is already an existing event notification subscription with the specified name.

HTTP Status Code: 400

SubscriptionCategoryNotFound

The value specified for the event category was not one of the allowed values, or it specified a category that does not apply to the specified source type. The allowed values are Configuration, Management, Monitoring, and Security.

HTTP Status Code: 404

SubscriptionEventIdNotFound

An Amazon Redshift event with the specified event ID does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404

SubscriptionSeverityNotFound

The value specified for the event severity was not one of the allowed values, or it specified a severity that does not apply to the specified source type. The allowed values are ERROR and INFO.

HTTP Status Code: 404

TagLimitExceededFault

The number of tables in your source cluster exceeds the limit for the target cluster. Resize to a larger cluster node type.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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