Posted On: Jun 23, 2015

You can now manage updates of the agent software running on instances managed by AWS OpsWorks. Previously, OpsWorks automatically updated a stack to the latest released agent. Now, you can control whether you want to automatically or manually update the agent version of your stack. This allows you to test new agents before rolling it out to your production stacks.

New stacks you create will have the latest agent version installed, but the default agent configuration will be manual update. Your existing stacks have been updated to reflect this configuration. You will see a notification in the management console with a link to the change log when new versions of the OpsWorks agent are made available.

Read more about the new features in our documentation. For more information about AWS OpsWorks, please visit our product page.