Support

Databricks offers a number of plans that provide you with dedicated support and timely service for the Databricks platform and Apache Spark.

If your organization does not have a Databricks support subscription, or if you are not an authorized contact for your company’s support subscription, you can find answers to many questions on the Databricks Help Center.

If you are already an authorized Databricks support contact for your organization, this guide shows you how to manage the support process.

Requirements

Your organization must have a Databricks Support contract and your email address must be registered as an authorized support contact. See Enable and create contacts (admin only). If you would like to learn more about purchasing a Databricks Support contract, contact us using this request form.

Log in to the Databricks Help Center

To view and submit support cases, you must log in to the Databricks Help Center at help.databricks.com.

help center

Click the Login button on the upper right corner of the Help Center home page.

You’ll see a login page that offers you two options.

login page

Single sign-on using your Databricks Workspace account

If you have a Databricks Workspace user account that uses the same email address as the one you’ve registered with Databricks support, click the Sign In button. If you have an active Databricks Workspace session on your browser, you will be logged into the Help Center automatically. If not, you will be prompted to log in to your Workspace and then logged in automatically to the Help Center.

Sign in using your Databricks Support credentials

If you do not have a Databricks Workspace user account, or it does not share the same email address as your registered support contact user, click the Click Here link next to Don’t have a Databricks Workspace account? A new login page prompts you for your Databricks Support credentials.

secondary login page

When you’re logged in to the Help Center, you’ll see your name and profile icon in the top right-hand corner, indicating that your login was successful.

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Create a support case

To create a new support case, click the Submit Case button in the top right corner.

You’ll see the Submit Support Case form. Fill out all of the required fields and click Submit at the bottom of the page to create your support case. As you type in a case Subject, recommended documents, knowledge base articles, and forum posts appear on the right side of the page.

submit case form

Important

Be sure to select the correct Business Impact, because this determines the service level agreement associated with your ticket. For more information regarding your service level agreements, consult your Databricks contract

Note

You can also submit a support case by emailing help@databricks.com. If your email address is not registered as an authorized support contact, you may experience a delay while Databricks Support validates that you are authorized to submit cases on behalf of your account.

Update or respond to a support case

After you submit a case, you are automatically redirected to the case details page.

On this page you can review previously added comments or add a new comment at the bottom of the page.

case comment

Alternatively, you can respond to a support case by replying to the new comment notifications that are sent to your email inbox.

If you navigate away from the case details page, you can always return by clicking the My Cases button on the top right corner of the Help Center banner and selecting the appropriate case number.

Close a support case

If your issue has been resolved and you no longer require support, click the blue Close Case button on the case details page.

close case

This marks your case as solved and removes it from your list of open cases.

Cases with a status of Solved are automatically closed if Databricks Support receives no responses for 7 days.

If you have any questions regarding a closed case, click the Reopen Case button on the case details page. Your assigned technical solutions engineer will automatically be notified to resume investigation of the issue.

To find closed cases, click the My Cases button to open the My Support Cases page, and select My Closed Cases from the dropdown menu.

Update or respond to support cases opened by others

To view or comment on cases opened by other authorized support contacts, click the My Cases button to open the My Support Cases page, and select My Company Open Cases from the dropdown menu. For more information about responding to support cases, see Update or respond to a support case.

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Note

If you are unable to see other cases after you select My Company Open Cases, this feature may be turned off for your organization’s profile. Contact Databricks Support if you would like to request that it be enabled.

Escalate a support case

When you submit a support case for an issue that has a critical and time-sensitive impact on your business, Databricks Support recommends that you select a priority of Urgent. If a case was submitted at a lower priority but the issue has become more urgent over time, click the Escalate Case button on the case details page to notify the on-duty manager that your case requires immediate attention.

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The response SLA for an escalated case is the same as the SLA for a first response on an Urgent support case, as stated in your Databricks contract.

Note

If your support contract does not include 24x7 coverage, you will be contacted by an on-duty manager during your local business hours.

Update your profile

Updating your profile helps Databricks Support stay in touch with you more effectively. To update your profile, click the profile icon in the top right corner of the Help Center banner, select My Profile, and then click the Edit button on your profile card.

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Any phone number stored on your profile can be used by Databricks Support if we are unable to reach you by email or through a support case. Updating your time zone also lets us know your preferred working hours; when possible, we will attempt to align you with a technical solutions engineer available during those hours.

Note

If your support account does not include 24x7 support, Databricks cannot guarantee that a technical solutions engineer will be assigned during your preferred working hours. Business hours for your account are configured on the admin console. See Update your organization’s preferred timezone (admin only).

The admin console

The admin console allows you to add, remove, or modify registered support contacts for your account. It also allows you to set a global preferred timezone, which will impact SLAs associated with your support cases. To access the admin console, click the profile icon in the top right corner of the Help Center banner and select Manage Contacts.

Note

If you do not see the Manage Contacts option on your profile menu, you do not have administrative privileges for your support contract. Contact Databricks Support if you are unsure who manages your account. Having administrative privileges for your support contract is not the same as having administrative privileges on your Databricks workspace.

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Enable and create contacts (admin only)

In the admin console, you will see a list of account contacts currently stored by Databricks. If a contact has a grey status button, that contact is not activated for support access. To make a contact active, click the grey status toggle. The toggle will change to green, indicating that this contact is now active.

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If you want to create a new contact, click the orange Create Contact button on the right-hand side and select the level of access you want the contact to have.

Set read and write access (admin only)

Your support contract includes a limited number of seats that can be assigned to users for the purpose of creating and commenting on support cases. In addition to this, you are provided with a separate allocation of seats that can be used to view and follow active cases. You can view these allocations on the right-hand side of the admin console.

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To provision a user to create or update support cases, select Edit/View tickets from the dropdown menu in the Access column. If you want to provision a user with view-only access, select View tickets only.

Update your organization’s preferred timezone (admin only)

Your preferred timezone determines the business hours during which your SLAs are in effect. To view or change your preferred timezone, access the admin console and click the dropdown list on the right side of the page. When you select a preferred timezone, the preference is applied globally to all contacts in your organization.

Note

If your account includes 24x7 production support, cases filed as High or Urgent priority are eligible for responses across all time zones, regardless of your selection.