Posted On: Dec 1, 2016
Amazon EC2 Systems Manager is a management service that helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply Windows OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems. These capabilities help you define and track system configurations, prevent drift, and maintain software compliance. Accomplishing these tasks across hybrid cloud architectures is often complex, time consuming, and costly because existing management tools typically provide limited automation support, require specialized infrastructure, and have complex licensing requirements. By providing a management approach that is designed for the scale and agility of the cloud but extends into your on-premises data center, EC2 Systems Manager makes it easier for you to seamlessly bridge your existing infrastructure with AWS.
EC2 Systems Manager is easy to use. Simply access EC2 Systems Manager from the EC2 Management Console, select the instances you want to manage, and define the management tasks you want to perform.
EC2 Systems Manager is available free of charge so you only pay for the resources you manage.