Posted On: Oct 30, 2022

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports a new instance event, RDS-EVENT-0230, under the event category of security patching, that will alert you when an operating system update is available for your DB instance.

RDS DB instances occasionally require operating system updates to improve database performance and overall security posture. Using RDS-EVENT-0230, you can now set up alerts to get notified as soon as an update become available. You can use these alerts to plan for updates that may be required to meet your compliance obligations. You can subscribe to this RDS event using Amazon RDS Console, Amazon CLI, or the API.

Amazon RDS uses the Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) to provide notification when an Amazon RDS event occurs. These notifications can be in any notification form supported by Amazon SNS for an Amazon Web Services Region, such as an email, a text message, or a call to an HTTP endpoint. To learn more about RDS Events, refer to the Amazon RDS user guide.

Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale database deployments in the cloud. Amazon RDS is available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Create or update a fully managed Amazon RDS database in the Amazon RDS Management Console.