Change events represent service changes such as deploys, build completion, configuration updates, etc., providing contextual information that is critical during incident triage or hypercare. They can be sent via specific integrations or API, and they do not create alerts, incidents or notifications. See the View Change Events section below for a list of places where change events are surfaced in PagerDuty.
Change events can be sent via our change events integrations, which you can find in our integrations library, filtering the Category by Change:
You may follow the instructions in these integration guides to configure, or you can add them via the Recent Changes page.
- Navigate to Incidents Recent Changes and click + New Change Integration to the right.
- Choose one of two options:
- PagerDuty Integrations: If you would like to select a prebuilt integration, select your preferred vendor.
- PagerDuty Events API: Select this option if you would like to create custom change events with the PagerDuty Events API.
- Select a service that you would like to add the integration to and click Next.
- On the next modal screen, copy your Integration Key and click View Documentation to see how to use the integration key to configure the rest of the integration.
You may also send change events to integrations via the Events API v2.
View the Events API v2 Overview for guidance on when to send a change event instead of an alert event. You can send both event types using a single Events API v2 integration key.
A Custom Change Event Transformer is also available that allows you to reliably convert a payload sent by integrations to a payload understood by PagerDuty as a change event.
Change Correlation provides responders with three recent change events that are most relevant to an incident. Each change event will have context as to why it was correlated based on three key factors: time, related service, or intelligence (machine learning). With valuable context available at a glance, responders can triage incidents quickly and reduce time-to-resolution.
- Time Based Change Correlation is available to all customers.
- Related Service Change Correlation and Intelligent Change Correlation are available to customers with the Event Intelligence add-on or on our Digital Operations plan.
- Navigate to an incident and click its Title to view the details page.
- You will see change correlations under Recent Changes. This section will list three recent change correlations within the last 24 hours, as well as a correlation reason.
Time based change correlations will appear based on change events from the last 24 hours that have occurred on the same service as the incident. You can identify a time based correlation by viewing the context under the change event title that displays:
This incident occurred X minutes/hours after this change
Related service change correlations will appear for change events that have occurred on technical and business services related to the service for that incident. You can identify a related service correlation by viewing the context under the change event title that displays:
This change occurred on a service related to [THIS INCIDENT’S SERVICE NAME]
Intelligent change correlations (machine learning) are determined by three main factors:
- How close in time the previous incidents and change events occurred.
- How related are the change event and incident metadata.
- The frequency that a particular change event and incident occurred.
You can identify an intelligent change correlation by viewing the context under the change event title that displays:
Similar incidents have previously occurred with changes like this
To access Change Correlation via API, please visit our API documentation.
Navigate to Services Service Directory and click the title of the integrated service. Under Recent Activity you will see change events labeled as RECENT CHANGE in grey in the timeline:
To view and filter all change events across all services, navigate to Incidents Recent Changes. You may filter by Team, Service, integration Type and Last Changed time period.
To view a change event's details, click the change event's title and you will see the Service, Type, Timestamp, Summary, Source and Links to view the pull request, the integrated repository and the user's profile.
Change Events will be available in two areas in the mobile app:
To view change events in incident details, tap your desired incident and scroll to the Change Events section. Viewing change events within the incident details will display a maximum of two recent change events. Users will be able to view the details of the change event by selecting the to the right of the change event title.
The change event detail area will include Change Correlations. For more information on Change Correlations, see our article here.
To view change events within the service details, navigate to Service Directory and select your desired service. Viewing change events within the service details will display a maximum of two recent change events. Users will be able to view the details of the change event by selecting the to the right of the change event title.
Not at this time, but we are interested to learn about what you would like to accomplish, please contact our Support team with your use cases and feedback.
Not at this time. Change events must be sent to a service-specific integration key.
Is it possible to send change events to PagerDuty from applications that are not listed as a pre-built change event integration?
Yes, you can send change events to integrations via the Events API v2. A Custom Change Event Transformer is also available that allows you to reliably convert a payload sent by integrations to a payload understood by PagerDuty as a change event.
Change events on an incident are constrained to 24 hours.
Related service correlations can appear for technical and business services.
As a prerequisite, in order to view Change Correlations you must have a change event integration configured. Once you have configured your change event integration(s), Change Correlation will work out-of-the box, with no additional setup required.
Change correlations will only surface for change events that have occurred in the last 24 hours. Please ensure that your change event integrations are set up on all relevant services where you would expect your responders to see change events.
For related service change correlations, ensure that you have your business and technical dependencies configured properly.
For intelligent correlation, the more change event data you send across your services, the more data the machine learning model will have to analyze and draw correlations between past change events and incidents.
Updated 21 days ago