Posted On: Feb 26, 2023

Amazon OpenSearch Service now lets you schedule service software and auto-tune updates during off-peak hours, helping you plan deployments to your domain better. In addition, with improved notifications through EventBridge events, and notifications on the OpenSearch Service console, you have better visibility of scheduled updates, when the updates start, and complete.

With the new off-peak hours feature, you can define a ten-hour daily window when you experience comparatively lower traffic load, and choose to schedule service software updates or auto-tune updates to your domain during these hours, helping you reduce the risk of any potential disruption to your cluster operations. In addition, you can optionally choose to automatically schedule software updates once they are available during off-peak hours. You will receive a notification with the exact date and hour of the update, which you can reschedule if required, as per your preference.

The off-peak hours feature now available for Amazon OpenSearch Service domains in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

For more information regarding defining an off-peak window for your OpenSearch Service domain, please see documentation.

To learn more about Amazon OpenSearch Service, please visit the product page.