AWS Snowball adds task automation with AWS Systems Manager

Posted on: Apr 16, 2020

AWS Snowball adds task automation with AWS Systems Manager, simplifying common maintenance and deployment tasks on instances and other resources on your Snowball device. You can write scripts in Python or PowerShell directly in AWS OpsHub, a graphical user interface for managing Snow Family devices. The scripts can include any operations supported on the device. When these scripts are executed, AWS OpsHub will automatically execute the defined operations. These automated scripts can also be presented as actions listed in customizable drop-down menus.

Prior to this launch, each step involved with common maintenance and deployment tasks, such as restarting instances, would need to be executed manually. Now with AWS Systems Manager for Snowball Edge, you can save time and effort by automating these tasks.  

This feature is available in AWS Regions where Snowball is supported and is available at no additional cost. To learn more and get started, please refer to the following resources:

AWS Snowball FAQ page
AWS OpsHub Documentation
Jeff Barr Blog: AWS Snow Family Update
AWS Console