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AWS Instance Scheduled Events

What it does

This policy checks for any scheduled event on EC2 instances that could cause operational issues, such as an instance reboot, stop, retirement, system reboot and system maintenance.

Functional Details

The policy leverages the AWS EC2 API to discover any scheduled events on EC2 instances and provides the details in a report emailed to the specified users.

Input Parameters

  • Email addresses to notify - Email addresses of the recipients you wish to notify when new incidents are created
  • Tags to ignore - List of tags that will exclude resources from being evaluated by this policy. Multiple tags are evaluated as an 'OR' condition. Tag keys or key/value pairs can be listed. Example: 'test,env=dev'

Required RightScale Roles

  • policy_manager
  • admin or credential_viewer

AWS Required Permissions

This policy requires permissions to describe AWS EC2 instance status, list EC2 tags. The Cloud Management Platform automatically creates two Credentials when connecting AWS to Cloud Management; AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY. The IAM user credentials contained in those credentials will require the following permissions:

  "Version": "2016-11-15",

Supported Clouds

  • AWS


This Policy Template does not incur any cloud costs.

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