Configure EventBridge rules to create OpsItems - AWS Systems Manager

Configure EventBridge rules to create OpsItems

When Amazon EventBridge receives an event, it creates a new OpsItem based on default rules. You can create a rule or edit an existing rule to set OpsCenter as the target of an EventBridge event. For information about how to create an event rule, see Creating a rule for an AWS service in the Amazon EventBridge User Guide.

To configure an EventBridge rule to create OpsItems in OpsCenter
  1. Open the Amazon EventBridge console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Rules.

  3. On the Rules page, for Event bus, choose default.

  4. For Rules, choose a rule by selecting the check box next to its name.

  5. Select the name of the rule to open its details page. In Rule details, verify that Status is set to Enabled.


    If required, you can update the status using Edit in the upper-right corner of the page.

  6. Choose the Targets tab.

  7. On the Targets tab, choose Edit.

  8. For Target types, select AWS service.

  9. For Select a target, choose Systems Manager OpsItem.

  10. For many target types, EventBridge needs permission to send events to the target. In these cases, EventBridge can create the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role needed for your rule to run:

    • To create an IAM role automatically, choose Create a new role for this specific resource.

    • To use an IAM role that you created to give EventBridge permission to create OpsItems in OpsCenter, choose Use existing role.

  11. In Additional settings, for Configure target input, choose Input Transformer.

    You can use the Input transformer option to specify a deduplication string and other important information for OpsItems, such as title and severity.

  12. Choose Configure input transformer.

  13. In Target input transformer, for Input path, specify the values to parse from the triggering event. For example, to parse the start time, end time, and other details from the event that triggers the rule, use the following JSON.

    { "end-time": "$.detail.EndTime", "failure-cause": "$.detail.cause", "resources": "$.resources", "source": "$.detail.source", "start-time": "$.detail.StartTime" }
  14. For Template, specify the information to send to the target. For example, use the following JSON to pass information to OpsCenter. The information is used to create an OpsItem.


    If the input template is in the JSON format, then the object value in the template can't include quotes. For example, the values for resources, failure-cause, source, start time, and end time can't be in quotes.

    { "title": "EBS snapshot copy failed", "description": "CloudWatch Event Rule SSMOpsItems-EBS-snapshot-copy-failed was triggered. Your EBS snapshot copy has failed. See below for more details.", "category": "Availability", "severity": "2", "source": "EC2", "resources": <resources>, "operationalData": { "/aws/dedup": { "type": "SearchableString", "value": "{\"dedupString\":\"SSMOpsItems-EBS-snapshot-copy-failed\"}" }, "/aws/automations": { "value": "[ { \"automationType\": \"AWS:SSM:Automation\", \"automationId\": \"AWS-CopySnapshot\" } ]" }, "failure-cause": { "value": <failure-cause> }, "source": { "value": <source> }, "start-time": { "value": <start-time> }, "end-time": { "value": <end-time> } } }

    For more information about these fields, see Transforming target input in the Amazon EventBridge User Guide.

  15. Choose Confirm.

  16. Choose Next.

  17. Choose Next.

  18. Choose Update rule.

After an OpsItem is created from an event, you can view the event details by opening the OpsItem and scrolling down to the Private operational data section. For information about how to configure the options in an OpsItem, see Manage OpsItems.