Posted On: Jul 7, 2017
Patch Manager, part of Amazon EC2 Systems Manager, can now patch Amazon Linux, RHEL, and Ubuntu distributions on your managed instances.
Previously, Patch Manager only supported Windows managed instances. If you wanted to patch Linux managed instances, you needed to use in-house or Linux distribution-specific tools. Now, you can manage Linux patches for AWS and on-premises managed instances using the same tool as you do for Windows. Just like with Windows patching, Patch Manager lets you automate your Linux patching process using defined auto-approval rules, which lets you only deploy vetted packages. This also gives you a single patch compliance view for both your Linux and Windows managed instances.
Systems Manager is available in all regions. Supported Linux distribution version numbers are available in our documentation. For more information about Systems Manager Patch Manager, visit our Product Page.