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Configuring SNS Notifications in USM Anywhere

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After you set up the SNS topic and Lambda function and create the access key, you can configure Amazon SNS notifications in USM Anywhere.

To configure Amazon SNS Credentials for notifications

  1. Navigate to SETTINGS > NOTIFICATIONS.
  2. Click Amazon SNS in the left navigation panel.
  3. Select the AWS Region name.
  4. Enter the Access key and Secret key.

    See Creating an AWS Access Key.

    Specify the AWS region and SNS access kep parameters in USM Anywhere

  5. Click Save Credentials.

To create an orchestration rule for sending a notification request to Amazon SNS

  1. Navigate to ACTIVITY > ALARMS or ACTIVITY > EVENTS.
  2. Click the alarm or event to open the details.
  3. Click Create Rule and select Create Notification Rule.

    Create a notification rule from the alarm details

  4. Enter the Rule Name and set the matching conditions you want for the rule.

    The Create Rule dialog displays property values for the selected alarm or event that you can use to specify the match conditions. For more information, see Orchestration Rules.

  5. For Notification Method, select the Amazon SNS option.
  6. Enter the SNS Topic Name you created in the AWS console.

    See Setting Up an SNS Topic and a Lambda Function.

    Set options to launch the Amazon SNS notification for the orchestration rule

  7. At the bottom of the dialog, set the Rule Condition parameters to specify the criteria for a matching alarm or event to trigger the rule.

    • If you create the rule from an applied action, this section provides suggested property/value pairs from the selected alarm or event that you can use as conditions for the rule. Click the Delete () icon for items that you do not want to include in the matching conditions. You can also add other conditions that are not suggested.
    • If you create the rule from the Rules page, you must use the Add Condition and Add Group functions to define the property/value pairs that you want to use as conditions for the rule.

    Click the More... link at the bottom of the dialog to display the optional multiple occurrence and window length parameters.

    Set the matching conditions for triggering the rule

  8. Click Save Rule.
  9. When a matching alarm or event is generated in USM Anywhere, you can go to your AWS console and select the Lambda function you created to verify that the function is being called.