Service Health Notifications


This article shows you how to view service health notifications using the Azure portal.

Service health notifications allow you to view service health messages published by the Azure team that may be affecting the resources under your subscription. These notifications are a sub-class of activity log events and can also be found on the activity log blade. Service health notifications can be informational or actionable depending on the class.

There are five classes of service health notifications:

  • Action Required: From time to time we may notice something unusual happen on your account. We may need to work with you to remedy this. We will send you a notification either detailing the actions you will need to take or with details on how to contact Azure engineering or support.
  • Assisted Recovery: An event has occurred and engineers have confirmed that you are still experiencing impact. Engineering will need to work with you directly to bring your services to restoration.
  • Incident: A service impacting event is currently affecting one or more of the resources in your subscription.
  • Maintenance: This is a notification informing you of a planned maintenance activity that may impact one or more of the resources under your subscription.
  • Information: From time to time we may send you notifications that a communicate to you about potential optimizations that may help improve your resource utilization.
  • Security: Urgent security related information regarding your solution(s) running on Azure.

Each service health notification will carry details on the scope and impact to your resources. Details will include:

Property Name Description
channels Is one of the following values: “Admin”, “Operation”
correlationId Is usually a GUID in the string format. Events with that belong to the same uber action usually share the same correlationId.
eventDataId Is the unique identifier of an event
eventName Is the title of the event
level Level of the event. One of the following values: “Critical”, “Error”, “Warning”, “Informational” and “Verbose”
resourceProviderName Name of the resource provider for the impacted resource
resourceType The type of resource of the impacted resource
subStatus Usually the HTTP status code of the corresponding REST call, but can also include other strings describing a substatus, such as these common values: OK (HTTP Status Code: 200), Created (HTTP Status Code: 201), Accepted (HTTP Status Code: 202), No Content (HTTP Status Code: 204), Bad Request (HTTP Status Code: 400), Not Found (HTTP Status Code: 404), Conflict (HTTP Status Code: 409), Internal Server Error (HTTP Status Code: 500), Service Unavailable (HTTP Status Code: 503), Gateway Timeout (HTTP Status Code: 504).
eventTimestamp Timestamp when the event was generated by the Azure service processing the request corresponding the event.
submissionTimestamp Timestamp when the event became available for querying.
subscriptionId The Azure subscription in which this event was logged
status String describing the status of the operation. Some common values are: Started, In Progress, Succeeded, Failed, Active, Resolved.
operationName Name of the operation.
category "ServiceHealth"
resourceId Resource id of the impacted resource.
Properties.title The localized title for this communication. English is the default language.
Properties.communication The localized details of the communication with HTML markup. English is the default.
Properties.incidentType Possible values: AssistedRecovery, ActionRequired, Information, Incident, Maintenance, Security
Properties.trackingId Identifies the incident this event is associated with. Use this to correlate the events related to an incident.
Properties.impactedServices An escaped JSON blob which describes the services and regions that are impacted by the incident. A list of Services, each of which has a ServiceName and a list of ImpactedRegions, each of which has a RegionName.
Properties.defaultLanguageTitle The communication in English
Properties.defaultLanguageContent The communication in English as either html markup or plain text
Properties.stage Possible values for AssistedRecovery, ActionRequired, Information, Incident, Security: are Active, Resolved. For Maintenance they are: Active, Planned, InProgress, Canceled, Rescheduled, Resolved, Complete
Properties.communicationId The communication this event is associated.

Viewing your service health notifications in the Azure portal

  1. In the portal, navigate to the Monitor service


  2. Click the Monitor option to open up the Monitor blade. This blade brings together all your monitoring settings and data into one consolidated view. It first opens to the Activity log section.

  3. Now click on Service Notifications section


  4. Click on any of the line items to view more details

  5. Click on the +Add Activity Log Alert operation to receive notifications to ensure you are notified for future service notifications of this type. To learn more on configuring alerts on service notifications click here

Next Steps:

Receive alert notifications whenever a service health notification is posted
Learn more about activity log alerts