Posted On: Aug 10, 2021

Starting today, interactive EC2 Serial Console is available in AWS GovCloud (US), us-west-1, ca-central-1, eu-west-2 , eu-west-3 , ap-northeast-2 , ap-south-1 , sa-east-1 and eu-north-1 regions.

EC2 Serial Console provides a simple and secure way to troubleshoot boot and network connectivity issues by establishing a connection to the serial port of an instance. It provides a one-click, text-based access to an instances’ serial port as though a monitor and keyboard were attached to it.

Previously, you could get serial console output as logs or a screenshot through the EC2 management console, API or the CLI .With the EC2 Serial Console feature, you can interactively run troubleshooting commands for resolving boot and network configuration issues . EC2 Serial Console is ideal for situations where you are unable to connect to your instance via normal SSH or RDP.

EC2 Serial Console Access is available for Nitro virtual instances running either Windows or Linux. There is at no additional cost other than the cost for using AWS EC2 instances. To learn more about EC2 Serial Console, visit our documentation page. You can learn how to troubleshoot with EC2 serial console by referring to these blog posts- Using EC2 serial console to access GRUB menu and recover from boot failures and Using the EC2 serial console to access the Microsoft server boot manager to fix and debug boot failures.