Posted On: Nov 19, 2019

Today, AWS announces Systems Manager Explorer, an operations dashboard providing you with an at-a-glance graphical view of relevant operations data, such as EC2 instance summaries and their patch compliance. With Explorer, you can view your operations data across your AWS accounts and Regions to see where attention, investigation, and remediation may be required. 

Using Explorer, you can gain insight into your operations issues and sort them by category to focus on issues relevant to you. You can see how these issues trend over time and how they are distributed across your organization, helping you determine where action is required. Explorer also gives a summary of your EC2 instances and their patch compliance to help you ensure you are up to date. Explorer integrates with AWS Organizations to allow you to aggregate and view this data across your AWS accounts and Regions. All Explorer data can also be queried directly by API, allowing you to create your own customized reports.  

Explorer is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), EU (Stockholm), and South America (São Paulo) public AWS Regions.  

To get started, select Explorer from the Systems Manager left navigation menu. To learn more about Explorer, visit the AWS Systems Manager product page and documentation