Posted On: Sep 9, 2020

You can now initiate on-demand scanning for patch compliance in accordance with your patch rules, remediate when patches are out of compliance within seconds using AWS Systems Managers Patch Manager, and track the progress in real time. You can patch your instances using pre-defined concurrency and error threshold configurations offered by Patch Manager. This new feature enables you to update your patch compliance on-demand without waiting for the next maintenance window by initiating patching with 2 clicks.

To get started, you can visit Systems Manager Patch Manager and use “Patch Now” to launch on-demand patching. You can scan for non-compliant instances using “Scan” and then remediate them using “Scan and install”. You can track the patching operation's progress in real time.

This feature is available in all AWS Regions where Patch Manager is supported, excluding AWS China (Beijing & Ningxia) regions. Customers can use this feature at no additional charge. For more details about Patch Manager, visit the AWS Systems Manager product page and documentation.