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 Service Health alert using 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 and fill in the fields.

    The "Create service health alert" command

  4. Select the Subscription, Services, and Regions for which you want to be alerted.

    The "Add activity log alert" dialog box


This subscription is used to save the activity log alert. The alert resource is deployed to this subscription and monitors events in the activity log for it.

  1. Choose the Event types you want to be alerted for: Service issue, Planned maintenance, Health advisories, and Security advisory.

  2. Click Select action group to choose an existing action group or to create a new action group. For more information on action groups, see Create and manage action groups in the Azure portal.

  3. Define your alert details by entering an Alert rule name and Description.

  4. Select the Resource group where you want the alert to be saved.

Within a few minutes, the alert is active and begins to trigger based on the conditions you specified during creation.

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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