Posted On: Dec 15, 2015

Today we are excited to announce that we have added the ability to use EC2 Run Command with your Linux instances.  Back in October, we launched EC2 Run Command, a feature that enables you to securely manage the configuration of your Amazon EC2 instances.  With the addition of Linux support, you can now easily and consistently administer your EC2 instances regardless of your choice in operating systems.

Run Command provides a simple way of automating common administrative tasks like installing software or patches, running Shell commands, performing operating system changes and more. Run Command allows you to execute commands at scale and provides visibility into the results, making it easy to manage the configuration of your instances.  You can delegate access to commands, through integration with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), which enables you to control the set of actions users can perform against a set of instances. In addition, all actions taken with Run Command are recorded in CloudTrail, so you can seamlessly track and audit change throughout your environment.

Run Command is free of charge. You can start using Run Command today with your Linux instances from the EC2 Console or the AWS CLI or API in the following regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland).

To get started, please visit the EC2 Run Command webpage and the documentation for Linux.