Posted On: Feb 13, 2020

Amazon ECS Optimized Linux 2 Amazon Machine Images(AMI) now come with the AWS System Manager (SSM) Agent pre-installed. The SSM Agent makes it possible for Systems Manager to update, manage, and configure EC2 instances in a customer’s ECS cluster. ECS customers that used to manually install the SSM agent into thier ECS optimized AMI will now get these features out of the box.

This capability is now available in all commercial AWS regions, see Region table. You can get started with pre-installed SSM agent version 2.3.714.0 using the Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Linux 2 AMIs with the ECS agent version 1.36.2. For more information please see AWS documentation.