Setup AWS Cloutwatch Alert Notifications

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Purpose

This article gives the steps to setup email or sms alerts based on Cloudwatch alerts.


Prerequisites


Create Alarm

  1. Login to AWS web console
  2. Select Cloudwatch | Alarms
  3. Select Create Alarm
  4. Select the metric to be alerted on.
  5. Fill out the fields and select the appropriate SNS Topic for notifications
    Example Alarm
  6. Select Save Changes


Status

The created alarm should show in the status menu on the left of the web console.

cloudwatch-alarm-ok


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