Posted On: Oct 13, 2023

AWS customers now have the option to enable Systems Manager, and configure permissions for all EC2 instances in an organization that has been configured to use AWS Organizations, with a single action using Default Host Management Configuration (DHMC). This feature provides a method to help customers ensure core Systems Manager capabilities such as Patch Manager, Session Manager, and Inventory are available for all new and existing instances. DHMC is recommended for all EC2 customers, and offers a simple, scalable process to standardize the availability of System Manager tools.

DHMC also simplifies the experience of managing access to EC2 instances by attaching permissions at the organization level, and removing the requirement to alter existing instance profile roles to enable Systems Manager. You can begin utilizing the benefits of DHMC in just a few clicks from the Quick Setup console.

This feature is available in all commercial Regions where Quick Setup is available, excluding the China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD. To start using DHMC at an organization level today, go to Systems Manager, select Quick Setup on the left navigation, and choose Default Host Management Configuration from the Quick Setup Library.