Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

You can now define a cutoff behavior for your maintenance tasks using AWS Systems Manager Maintenance Windows, which allows you to stop or continue ongoing tasks when the cutoff time is reached. This provides DevOps and IT engineers with more control on the cutoff behavior to ensure disruptive tasks are not run outside the desired period. For instance, while registering an Automation task with a maintenance window, you can now set up the cutoff behavior to cancel ongoing tasks. This would ensure that no new task invocations are started when the cutoff time is reached.

To get started, open the AWS Systems Manager console and, in the navigation pane, choose Maintenance Windows. Then, enable new task invocation cutoff while you are defining a new maintenance window task.

This feature is available in all AWS Regions where Systems Manager is supported, excluding AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Customers can use this feature at no additional charge. For more details about Maintenance Windows, visit the AWS Systems Manager product page and documentation.