Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a web service that coordinates and manages the delivery or sending of messages to subscribing endpoints or clients.

In Amazon SNS, there are two types of clients — publishers (also called producers) and subscribers (also called consumers).

  • Publishers communicate asynchronously with subscribers by producing and sending a message to a topic, which is a logical access point and communication channel.
  • Subscribers (that is, web servers, email addresses, Amazon SQS queues, AWS Lambda functions) consume or receive the message or notification over one of the supported protocols (that is, Amazon SQS, HTTP/S, email, SMS, Lambda) when they are subscribed to the topic.


To set up the OpsRamp AWS integration and discover the AWS service, go to AWS Integration Discovery Profile and select SNS.


OpsRamp MetricMetric Display NameUnitAggregation TypeDescription
aws_sns_NumberOfMessagesPublishedNumberOfMessagesPublishedCountSUMNumber of messages published to the topic.
aws_sns_PublishSizePublishSizeAVERAGESize of messages published to the topic.
aws_sns_NumberOfNotificationsDeliveredNumberOfNotificationsDeliveredCountSUMNumber of messages successfully delivered to all subscriptions of the topic.
aws_sns_NumberOfNotificationsFailedNumberOfNotificationsFailedCountSUMNumber of all notification attempts to subscriptions of the topic that failed delivery.

Event support

CloudTrail event support

  • Supported (CreateTopic, DeleteTopic)
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

CloudWatch alarm support

  • Supported
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

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