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Last pushed: a year ago
Short Description
Updates a status icon in S3 depending on the current items on the AWS status page
Full Description


Updates an icon depending on whether there are outages on the AWS status page

This consists of 2 scripts:

  • A python script (written by Ryan Hartkopf) which checks the AWS status page for outages
  • A shell script which checks the result of this and uploads either a green or red icon to an S3 bucket

The shell script is intended to be run from cron or as a scheduled AWS ECS task on a fairly tight frequency (ie. 1 minute)

We use this to integrate with an on-call system. The idea is that in the on-call system, we have a link to the image file in the S3 bucket. When we are called, the icon displays red or green depending on whether AWS has any outages at the time.

Running from the command line

If you wish to run from the command line, a sample docker run command is

docker run \
   signiant/aws-status-updater s3://mybucket/mykey/aws-status-icon.png
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