Triggering Events with CloudTrail Logs

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Logging CloudTrail events can create an overwhelming deluge of data that can be difficult to parse and extract value from. In this lab, you will instantiate a new CloudTrail trail in your account, create a log group, and set EventBridge events for particular events.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a CloudTrail Log Group from the AWS Console

From the AWS Management Console, navigate to CloudTrail and create a log group.

Create and Subscribe to a New SNS Topic

From the AWS Management Console, navigate to Simple Notification Service and create a topic. Then, subscribe an email address to the new topic.

Create an EventBridge Rule to Trigger Your SNS Topic When an EC2 Instance Is Terminated

From the AWS Management Console, navigate to EventBridge and create a rule, which will send a notification to your email address when an EC2 instance is terminated.

Additional Resources

Log in to the AWS Management Console in an incognito window using the credentials provided on the lab instructions page.

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