Pivotal Event Alerts

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Note: Pivotal has renamed Pivotal Cloud Foundry Event Alerts to Pivotal Event Alerts.

Note: Pivotal has renamed Pivotal Cloud Foundry to Pivotal Platform.

This documentation describes Pivotal Event Alerts.


As an admin, you might want to receive notifications about important events that occur on your system. The Event Alerts service gives you the option to set up alerts for a variety of events. You can use this service to subscribe to notification topics—notable events that might occur. Notification topics are monitored by publishers—Pivotal Platform components that emit events. You can send these notifications using email, Slack, or webhook integration.

For example, you can subscribe to a topic from Pivotal Healthwatch that sends a notification when the memory use on a specific VM reaches a certain percentage.

Pivotal Platform users with admin permissions can run event alert commands and subscribe to alerts. Admins can configure event alerts using the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI) tool.

Key Features

  • Send notifications by email to specific users and to distribution lists.
  • Send notifications to Slack channels.
  • Send notifications to a designated URL using webhooks.

Supported Publishers

Event Alerts v1.2.3 and later supports Pivotal Healthwatch as a publisher. For general information about Pivotal Healthwatch, see Pivotal Healthwatch.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about Event Alerts.

Element Details
Tile version 1.2.10
Release date January 17, 2020
Compatible Pivotal Ops Manager version(s) 2.3 and later
Compatible Pivotal Application Service version(s) 2.3 and later
Compatible Pivotal Healthwatch versions 1.4 and later
MySQL MySQL for Pivotal Platform and MySQL 5.7 and later
IaaS support AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere