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Amazon EC2 Console Improvements

We have made some important improvements to the EC2 Management Console. Late last year we introduced the Launch Instance Wizard and AWS Marketplace Integration. We also updated the look and feel of key console pages.

Today we are updating the remaining pages of the console with a new look and feel and a host of new features.

In order to see the new and updated pages, simply click the Try it out link after you open the console:

Let’s take a look at the new features!

Cloning Security Group Rules
You can now copy the rules from an existing security group to a new one by selecting the existing rule ad choosing Copy to new from the Actions menu:

Managing Outbound Rules in VPC Security Groups
You can now edit the outbound rules of a VPC Security Group from within the EC2 console (this operation was previously available from the VPC console):

Deep Linking Across EC2 Resources
The new deep linking feature lets you easily locate and work with resources that are associated with one another. For example, you can move from an instance to one of its security groups with a single click:

Compare Spot Prices Across AZs
The updated Spot Pricing History graph makes it easier for you to compare Spot prices across Availability Zones. Simply hover your cursor over the graph and observe the Spot prices across all of the Availability Zones in the Region:

Tagging of Spot Requests
You can now add tags to requests for EC2 Spot instances:

Updated Pages
The Events, Spot Requests, Bundle Tasks, Volumes, Snapshots, Security Groups, Placement Groups, Load Balancers, and Network Interfaces pages now use the new look and feel.

— Jeff;

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.