Announcing event logging and self-upgrade capabilities in SSM Agent, with new version 3.0

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020

AWS Systems Manager Agent (SSM Agent) version 3.0 logs agent start and update events, and you can make these events trigger actions via alarms in Amazon CloudWatch. Additionally, in SSM Agent version 3.0, you can elect to have SSM Agent self-upgrade when the previously installed version of the agent is deprecated. 

SSM Agent is a feature of AWS Systems Manager that you can install and configure on an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an on-premises server, or a virtual machine (VM). SSM Agent makes it possible for AWS Systems Manager to update, manage, and configure these resources. 

SSM Agent version 3.0 is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Systems Manager is available.  

To learn more about SSM Agent version 3.0, see the SSM Agent v3 page in the documentation. To learn more about SSM Agent, see our User Guide documentation. For information about AWS Systems Manager, see our product detail page.