Amazon Redshift
Cluster Management Guide (API Version 2012-12-01)

Amazon Redshift Events

Overview

Amazon Redshift tracks events and retains information about them for a period of several weeks in your AWS account. For each event, Amazon Redshift reports information such as the date the event occurred, a description, the event source (for example, a cluster, a parameter group, or a snapshot), and the source ID.

Amazon Redshift provides notification in advance for some events. These events have an event category of pending. For example, we send an advance notification if a hardware upddate is required for one of the nodes in your cluster. You can subscribe to pending events the same as other Amazon Redshift events. For more information, see Subscribing to Amazon Redshift Event Notifications.

You can use the Amazon Redshift Management Console, the Amazon Redshift API, or the AWS SDKs to obtain event information. You can obtain a list of all events, or you can apply filters—such as event duration or start and end date—to obtain events information for a specific period. You can also obtain events that were generated by a specific source type, such as cluster events or parameter group events.

You can create Amazon Redshift event notification subscriptions that specify a set of event filters. When an event occurs that matches the filter criteria, Amazon Redshift uses Amazon Simple Notification Service to actively inform you that the event has occurred.

For a list of Amazon Redshift events by source type and category, see Amazon Redshift Event Categories and Event Messages

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