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Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

In this blog, we will show you the steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 Instance in AWS.

ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW

 

  • We created a t2, micro EC2 windows instance for this demo.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

 

CREATING SNS (SIMPLE NOTIFICATION SERVICE) TOPIC

  • Login in to your AWS account and search for SNS service.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

 

  • Select the Topics option.

 

  • Click on Create Topic button.

 

  • Provide the Name and Display Name and click on Create topic.

 

  • Under Subscription topic, select the Create subscription option.

 

  • From the create subscription window, select the protocol as E-mail from the drop-down list.

 

  • Provide your e-mail address and click on create the subscription.

 

  • You will receive a confirmation E-mail to your inbox. Click on the confirm subscription link.

 

  • Once you confirmed the subscription, the status will be changed to confirmed in SNS.

 

CREATING RULES IN CLOUDWATCH

 

  • From the services page, search for cloudwatch.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

 

  • Select the Rules link and click on create rule button.

 

  • Under Event Source, select the service name as EC2 and event type as EC2 Instance State-change Notification.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

 

  • We select EC2 state as stopped and terminated for the drop-down list.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

 

  • In the target section, click on Add target.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

 

  • From the drop-down list, select SNS topic and select our newly created topic.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

 

  • Review all the selected settings and click on Configure details. Provide the name and description for this rule and click on create rule button.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

 

  • The rule created successfully.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

 

VERIFICATION

 

  • For testing purpose, Goto EC2 Instance page, and shut down the machine.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

 

  • Once the instance state has been changed to stop, you will receive the notification mail to your inbox.

Steps to configure E-mail notification for EC2 instance

REFERENCE

E-mail Notification

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