Posted On: Dec 21, 2016

Amazon is pleased to offer new patch management capability as part of EC2 Systems Manager

Patch Manager helps you simplify your operating system patching process for EC2 instances and on-premises servers. With Patch Manager, you can automate your patching process including selecting the patches you want to deploy, the timing for patch roll-outs, controlling instance reboots, and many other tasks. You can define auto-approval rules for patches with an added ability to black-list or white-list specific patches, control how the patches are deployed on the target instances (e.g. stop services before applying the patch), and schedule the automatic roll out through maintenance windows. These capabilities help you automate your patch maintenance process to save you time and reduce the risk of non-compliance. All capabilities of EC2 Systems Manager, including Patch Manager, are available free of charge so you only pay for the resources you manage.

In addition, EC2 Systems Manager is now available in the AWS US East (Ohio) Region. For the full list of supported regions, please refer to Regional Products and Services