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Notifications in Amazon Lightsail

Last updated: February 27, 2020

tl;dr

Configure Amazon Lightsail to notify you when a metric for one of your resources crosses a specified threshold. You can be notified by a banner displayed in the Lightsail console, an email, or an SMS text message.

You can configure Lightsail to notify you when a metric for one of your instances, databases, or load balancers crosses a specified threshold. Notifications can be in the form of a banner displayed in the Lightsail console, an email sent to an address you specify, or an SMS text message sent to a mobile phone number you specify.

To get notifications, you must configure an alarm that monitors a metric for one of your resources. For example, you can configure an alarm that notifies you when your instance's outgoing network traffic is greater than 500 kilobytes during a specified length of time. For more information, see Alarms in Amazon Lightsail.

When an alarm is triggered, a notification banner is displayed in the Lightsail console. To be notified by email and SMS text message, you must add your email address and mobile phone number as notification contacts in each AWS Region where you want to monitor your resources. For more information, see Adding notification contacts in Amazon Lightsail.

Note

SMS text messaging is not supported in all AWS Regions in which you can create Lightsail resources, and text messages cannot be sent to some countries and regions of the world. For more information, see Adding notification contacts in Amazon Lightsail.

If don't receive notifications when you expect to be notified, then there are a few things you should check to confirm that your notification contacts are configured correctly. To learn more, see Troubleshooting notifications in Amazon Lightsail.

To stop receiving notifications, you can remove your email and mobile phone from Lightsail. For more information, see Deleting or disabling metric alarms in Amazon Lightsail. You can also disable or delete an alarm to stop receiving notifications for a specific alarm. For more information, see Deleting or disabling metric alarms in Amazon Lightsail.