Azure Peering maintenance notification walkthrough
In this article, you learn how to see active maintenance events and how to create alerts for future ones. Internet Peering partners and Peering Service customers can create alerts to receive notifications by email, voice, SMS, or the Azure mobile app.
View maintenance events
If you're a partner who has Internet Peering or Peering Service resources in Azure, you receive notifications through the Azure Service Health page. In this section, you learn how to view active maintenance events in the Service Health page.
Sign in to the Azure portal.
In the search box at the top of the portal, enter service health. Select Service Health in the search results.
Select Planned maintenance to see active maintenance events. Select Azure Service Peering for Service filter to only list maintenance events for Azure Peering Service.
The summary tab gives you information about the affected resource by a maintenance event, such as the Azure subscription, region, and peering location.
Once maintenance is completed, a status update is sent. You'll be able to view and review the maintenance event in the Health history page after it's completed.
Select Health history to see past maintenance events.
The end time listed for the maintenance is an estimate. Many maintenance events will complete before the end time that is shown in Service Health, but this is not guaranteed. Future developments to our maintenance notification service will allow for more accurate maintenance end times.
Service Health supports forwarding rules, so you can set up your own alerts when maintenance events occur.
To set up a forwarding rule, go to the Planned maintenance page, and then select + Add service health alert.
In the Scope tab, select the Azure subscription your Internet Peering or Peering Service is associated with. When a maintenance event affects a resource, the alert in Service Health is associated with the Azure subscription ID of the resource.
Select the Condition tab, or select the Next: Condition button at the bottom of the page.
In the Condition tab, Select the following information:
Setting Value Services Select Azure Peering Service. Regions Select the Azure region(s) of the resources that you want to get notified whenever they have planned maintenance events. Event types Select Planned maintenance.
Select the Actions tab, or select the Next: Actions button.
Select Create action group to create a new action group. If you previously created an action group, you can use it by selecting Select action groups.
In the Basics tab of Create action group, enter or select the following information:
Setting Value Project Details Subscription Select the Azure subscription that you want to use for the action group. Resource group Select Create new. Enter myResourceGroup in Name. Select OK. If you have an existing resource group that you want to use, select it instead of creating a new one. Regions Select Global. Instance details Action group name Enter a name for the action group. Display name Enter a short display name (up to 12 characters).
Select the Notifications tab, or select the Next: Notifications button. Then, select Email/SMS message/Push/Voice for the Notification type, and enter a name for this notification. Enter the contact information for the type of notification that you want.
Select Review + create.
Review the settings, and then select Create.
After creating the action group, you return to the Actions tab of Create an alert rule. Select PeeringMaintenance action group to edit it or send test notifications.
Select Test action group to send test notification(s) to the contact information you previously entered in the action group (to change the contact information, select the pencil icon next to the notification).
In Test PeeringMaintenance, select Resource health alert for Select sample type, and then select Test. Select Done after you successfully test the notifications.
Select the Details tab, or select the Next: Details button. Enter or select the following information:
Setting Value Project Details Subscription Select the Azure subscription that you want to use for the alert rule. Resource group Select myResourceGroup. Alert rule details Alert rule name Enter a name for the rule. Alert rule description Enter an optional description. Advanced options Select Enable alert rule upon creation.
Select Review + create, and finish your alert rule.
Review the settings, and then select Create.
Azure Peering Service notifications are forwarded to you based on your alert rule whenever maintenance events start, and whenever they're resolved.
For more information on the notification platform of Service Health, see Create activity log alerts on service notifications using the Azure portal.
Receive notifications for legacy peerings
Peering partners who haven't onboarded their peerings as Azure resources can't receive notifications in Service Health as they don't have subscriptions associated with their peerings. Instead, these partners receive maintenance notifications via their NOC contact email. Partners with legacy peerings don't have to opt in to receive these email notifications, they're sent automatically. This is an example of a maintenance notification email:
- Learn about the Prerequisites to set up peering with Microsoft.