PCF Event Alerts

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This documentation describes PCF Event Alerts.


As a PCF admin, you may want to receive notifications about important events that occur on your system. The PCF 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—PCF components that emit events. You can send these notifications using email, Slack, or webhook integration.

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

PCF 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

PCF Event Alerts v1.2.3 and later support PCF Healthwatch as a publisher. For general information about PCF Healthwatch, see Pivotal Cloud Foundry Healthwatch.

Product Snapshot

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

Element Details
Tile version 1.2.8
Release date July 2, 2019
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, and 2.6
Compatible Pivotal Application Service (PAS) version(s) 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, and 2.6
Compatible Pivotal Cloud Foundry Healthwatch version(s) 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6
MySQL MySQL for PCF v2 and MySQL 5.7 and later
IaaS support AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere


If you have a feature request, questions, or information about a bug, please email the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Feedback list or pcf-event-alerts@pivotal.io.