Posted On: Jul 1, 2016

Amazon EC2 Run Command now works with any instance or virtual machine outside of AWS, including VMs running in your own data centers or in other clouds. If you have hybrid environments that span on-premises to AWS, you now have a consistent experience to extend your scripts across locations. Through a single interface, you can now run scripts for repetitive tasks for both Windows and Linux operating systems running within Amazon EC2, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, and many other platforms.   With Amazon EC2 Run Command, you can automate administrative tasks such as executing Linux Shell scripts and commands, running Windows PowerShell commands, installing software or patches, and more across instances, irrespective of location. 

In addition, you have access to AWS' best of breed services across all your environments, providing enhanced visibility and control into configuration changes. For example, commands are centrally logged to CloudTrail for easy auditing. With AWS IAM, you can set controls to support delegated administration, ensuring only certain users can perform changes against a fleet of virtual machines.  

Amazon EC2 Run Command is completely free to use. You can get started today with a few quick steps from the Amazon EC2 console. Once you’ve registered your instances, you can then use the Amazon EC2 Console, AWS SDK, CLI or PowerShell tools of your choice to run a command. 

Amazon EC2 Run Command support for all instances is available for use today in all regions. To know more about Run Command support for all instances, please read the documentation here

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