Posted On: Nov 11, 2020

Starting today, AWS Systems Manager Explorer provides a summary of AWS Config rules and associated resource compliance, to help you check overall compliance status and quickly find non-compliant resources. Systems Manager Explorer is an operations dashboard that provides a view of your operations data across your AWS accounts and Regions, helping you see where you may need to investigate and remediate operational issues. AWS Config enables you to assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of your AWS resources.

With this new feature, you can now view aggregated Config rule and resource compliance across multiple accounts and Regions in Explorer dashboard along with widgets from other AWS services. Additionally, you can choose compliant/non-compliant rules and resources in the AWS Config widget to see details such as rule name, remediation action, resource details, and region. You can export these details to a comma-separated values (.csv) file, and publish an Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) notification. In addition to accessing Explorer data from the console, you can also query the data directly with the AWS API to create your own customized reports.

This new feature is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), GovCloud (US-West), GovCloud (US-East), Middle East (Bahrain), and South America (São Paulo) AWS Regions.

To get started, select Explorer from the Systems Manager left navigation menu. To learn more, see the documentation on AWS Systems Manager Explorer, or the AWS Systems Manager product page