Posted On: Aug 16, 2017

Amazon EC2 Systems Manager now supports Systems Manager Automation, AWS Step Functions, and AWS Lambda maintenance window task types, allowing you to schedule complex workflows across your AWS resources.

Previously, you could schedule a discrete action with Systems Manager Run Command in a maintenance window. Now, you can execute sophisticated and complex workflows in a maintenance window by scheduling a Systems Manager Automation document, AWS Step Function, or AWS Lambda function. This enables maintenance window use cases such as patching an SQL server using a Systems Manager Automation document or taking regular Amazon Elastic Block Store snapshots of attached Amazon EBS volumes. You can schedule pre-defined or custom workflows based on these task types. 

Systems Manager is available in all commercial regions and GovCloud. 

For more information about Amazon EC2 Systems Manager Maintenance Window, visit our FAQ Page and Documentation