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Integrate Opsgenie with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

What does Opsgenie offer Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling users?

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling sends notifications of scale changing events through SNS. Opsgenie acts as a dispatcher for these notifications, determines the right people to notify based on on-call schedules– notifies them via email, text messages (SMS), phone calls and iPhone & Android push notifications, and escalates alerts until the alert is acknowledged or closed.

Functionality of the integration

When an alert is created in Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, an alert is created in Opsgenie automatically through the integration.

Add Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Integration in Opsgenie

  1. Go to Settings → Integrations. Search for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and select Add

Under the Free and Essentials plans, the tabs under the Team dashboard are limited to Main, Integrations, Members, and Activity Stream.

2. Specify who is notified of Auto Scaling alerts using the Responders field. Auto-complete suggestions are provided as you type.

Did you know that you can also add this integration from your team dashboard? 

If you want your team to be the owner of this integration, add it from your team dashboard. Opsgenie will assign the alerts received through this integration to your team only.

To do that;

  1. Go to Teams,

  2. Find your team and select it to go to your team dashboard,

  3. From your team navigation, select Integrations,

  4. Select Add integration.

3. Copy the integration URL which includes Opsgenie endpoint as well as the API key.

4. Click Save Integration.

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling integration

Set up Subscription on Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

  1. Create an SNS topic.

EC2 Auto Scaling Create Topic

2. Add an HTTPS subscription to your topic with the Opsgenie API endpoint using the URL provided from Opsgenie Integration.

EC2 Auto Scaling create subscription

Upon successfully configuring SNS subscription to Opsgenie, a confirmation alert is created in Opsgenie:

3. Configure your Auto Scaling group to send notifications to the SNS topic you created.

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Group

4. Right after the notifications configuration is saved, Auto Scaling sends a test notification to Opsgenie that creates an alert.

Sample payload sent from Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Create Alert payload:


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 { "Type": "Notification", "MessageId": "1cf7a0eb-4179-4181-b15b-ea22c5aa0280", "TopicArn": "arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:3779xxxxxx:otoSkeyl", "Subject": "Auto Scaling: test notification for group \"otoskeylGroup\"", "Message": { "StatusCode": "InProgress", "Service": "AWS Auto Scaling", "AutoScalingGroupName": "otoskeylGroup", "Description": "Launching a new EC2 instance: i-257654cf", "ActivityId": "a1920e24-523b-4d71-8abb-c93704c4a01c", "Event": "autoscaling:EC2_INSTANCE_LAUNCH", "Details": { "Availability Zone": "us-east-1d" }, "AutoScalingGroupARN": "arn:aws:autoscaling:us-east-1:37797zxxxxx:autoScalingGroup:59016df3-65d4-4d06-95ba-xxxxxx0:autoScalingGroupName/otoskeylGroup", "Progress": 50, "Time": "2014-12-01T12:30:12.513Z", "AccountId": "377976xxxxx", "RequestId": "a1920e24-523b-4d71-8abb-c93704c4a01c", "StatusMessage": "statusmesic", "EndTime": "2014-12-01T12:30:12.513Z", "EC2InstanceId": "i-257654cf", "StartTime": "2014-12-01T12:29:38.644Z", "Cause": "At 2014-12-01T12:29:29Z a user request update of AutoScalingGroup constraints to min: 1, max: 2, desired: 2 changing the desired capacity from 1 to 2. At 2014-12-01T12:29:37Z an instance was started in response to a difference between desired and actual capacity, increasing the capacity from 1 to 2." }, "Timestamp": "2014-12-01T09:48:46.429Z", "SignatureVersion": "1", "Signature": "XrsO2wtE0b+xxxxxx1fMuv07uRttlimTUg+rV4U9RmNSSBEdlmyWvtGgpjebsmNv1wkjUsBQOJZjZnpZp5FBn6quAn3twNdRMmMLf15lv6ESbYF8xxxxxxxxxjj/ZLwiH9Pr/cxVYOR0aPQBPDwTYn8w6g=", "SigningCertURL": "https://sns.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/SimpleNotificationService-f3ecfxxxxxxxxxx", "UnsubscribeURL": "https://sns.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/?Action=Unsubscribe&SubscriptionArn=arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:089311xxxxx:CloudWatchHTTPAlarms:1841c5ca-ddda-450e-bbfb-xxxxxxx" }

This payload is parsed by Opsgenie as:


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 { "AutoScalingGroupName": "otoskeylGroup", "Service": "AWS Auto Scaling", "Time": "2014-12-01T12:30:12.513Z", "AccountId": "37797xxxxxx", "Event": "autoscaling:EC2_INSTANCE_LAUNCH", "RequestId": "a1920e24-523b-4d71-8abb-c93704c4a01c", "AutoScalingGroupARN": "arn:aws:autoscaling:us-east-1:377976xxxxxxx:autoScalingGroup:xxxxxx-65d4-4d06-95ba-93403737f3d0:autoScalingGroupName/otoskeylGroup", "StatusCode": "InProgress", "Description": "Launching a new EC2 instance: i-257654cf", "ActivityId": "a1920e24-523b-4d71-8abb-c93704c4a01c", "Progress": 50, "StatusMessage": "statusmesic", "EndTime": "2014-12-01T12:30:12.513Z", "EC2InstanceId": "i-257654cf", "StartTime": "2014-12-01T12:29:38.644Z", "Details": { "Availability Zone": "us-east-1d" } }

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