Posted On: Apr 20, 2021
IT admins and security teams can now view, analyze, and report on the patch compliance of their environment from a single dashboard using Patch Manager. The Patch Manager dashboard provides you with enhanced reporting capabilities and integrates key patching information such as non-compliant instances and instances never scanned for patches into a single pane of glass. It further enables you to troubleshoot issues easily by providing a drilled down view of patch compliance, enabling you to monitor missing patches and analyze execution logs. Using this feature, you can generate patch compliance reports on demand or on a schedule to simplify analysis and sharing of patch compliance information.
To get started, navigate to the Systems Manager Patch Manager dashboard to view patch compliance information generated in accordance with your patch rules. After you identify noncompliant instances from the dashboard, use the Reporting tab to view a patch compliance summary, analyze which patches are missing for each instance and find logs for the last patch installation. Then, you can generate reports in .csv format by using the Export to S3 button.
This feature is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Systems Manager is available, excluding AWS China (Beijing and Ningxia) Regions. Patch Manager Dashboards is offered at no extra charge; however generating reports is priced on a pay per use basis. For more details, refer to the AWS Systems Manager pricing page. For more details about Patch Manager, see the AWS Systems Manager User Guide. To learn more about Systems Manager features, see AWS Systems Manager.