Create activity log alerts on service notifications using the Azure portal

This article shows you how to use the Azure portal to set up activity log alerts for service health notifications by using the Azure portal.

Service health notifications are stored in the Azure activity log. Given the large volume of information stored in the activity log, there is a separate user interface to make it easier to view and set up alerts on service health notifications.

You can receive an alert when Azure sends service health notifications to your Azure subscription. You can configure the alert based on:

  • The class of service health notification (Service issues, Planned maintenance, Health advisories, Security advisories).
  • The subscription affected.
  • The service(s) affected.
  • The region(s) affected.


Service health notifications do not send alerts for resource health events.

You also can configure who the alert should be sent to:

  • Select an existing action group.
  • Create a new action group (that can be used for future alerts).

To learn more about action groups, see Create and manage action groups.

For information on how to configure service health notification alerts by using Azure Resource Manager templates, see Resource Manager templates.

Watch a video on setting up your first Azure Service Health alert

Create a Service Health alert using the Azure portal

  1. In the portal, select Service Health.

    The "Service Health" service

  2. In the Alerts section, select Health alerts.

    The "Health alerts" tab

  3. Select Add service health alert.

    The "Create service health alert" command

  4. The Create an alert rule wizard opens to the Conditions tab, with the Scope tab already populated. Follow the steps for Service Health alerts, starting from the Conditions tab, in the create a new alert rule wizard.

Learn how to Configure webhook notifications for existing problem management systems. For information on the webhook schema for activity log alerts, see Webhooks for Azure activity log alerts.

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