Posted On: Mar 5, 2019

You can now use AWS Systems Manager to manage large hybrid environments with over 1,000 instances through a new advanced on-premises instance management tier. The new advanced tier also enables advanced functionality, such as using interactive shell access with Systems Manager Session Manager to connect to on-premises instances. Session Manager removes the need to open inbound ports, manage SSH keys, or use bastion hosts.

Systems Manager allows you to remotely operate on on-premises instances by using a single set of APIs for both on-premises and Amazon EC2 instances. This facilitates your ability to scale. Enabling advanced on-premises instance management at the account level will convert existing on-premises instances to advanced instances and allow you to interactively manage your on-premises Windows and Linux instances using Session Manager. This feature is available in all commercial Regions.

Systems Manager advanced on-premises instance management is priced on a pay-as-you-go basis. See the pricing page for details. Visit the AWS Systems Manager documentation or product page to learn more about this feature.