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Category: AWS Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager Explorer – A Multi-Account, Multi-Region Operations Dashboard

Since 2006, Amazon Web Services has been striving to simplify IT infrastructure. Thanks to services like , , , and many more, millions of customers can build reliable, scalable, and secure platforms in any AWS region in minutes. Having spent 10 years procuring, deploying and managing more hardware than I care to remember, I’m still […]

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New Automation Features In AWS Systems Manager

Today we are announcing additional automation features inside of . If you haven’t used yet, it’s a service that provides a unified user interface so you can view operational data from multiple AWS services and allows you to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources. With this new release, it just got even more powerful. […]

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New – Port Forwarding Using AWS System Manager Session Manager

I increasingly see customers adopting the immutable infrastructure architecture pattern: they rebuild and redeploy an entire infrastructure for each update. They very rarely connect to servers over SSH or RDP to update configuration or to deploy software updates. However, when migrating existing applications to the cloud, it is common to connect to your instances to […]

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New – Query for AWS Regions, Endpoints, and More Using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

In response to requests from AWS customers, I have been asking our service teams to find ways to make information about our regions and services available programmatically. Today I am happy to announce that this information is available in the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store, and that you can easily access it from your scripts […]

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New – AWS Systems Manager Session Manager for Shell Access to EC2 Instances

Update (August 2019) – The original version of this blog post referenced the now-deprecated AmazonEC2RoleForSSM IAM policy. It has been updated to reference the AmazonSSMManagedInstanceCore policy instead. It is a very interesting time to be a corporate IT administrator. On the one hand, developers are talking about (and implementing) an idyllic future where infrastructure as […]

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New – Amazon CloudWatch Agent with AWS Systems Manager Integration – Unified Metrics & Log Collection for Linux & Windows

In the past I’ve talked about several agents, deaemons, and scripts that you could use to collect system metrics and log files for your Windows and Linux instances and on-premise services and publish them to . The data collected by this somewhat disparate collection of tools gave you visibility into the status and behavior of […]

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AWS Systems Manager – A Unified Interface for Managing Your Cloud and Hybrid Resources

AWS Systems Manager is a new way to manage your cloud and hybrid IT environments. AWS Systems Manager provides a unified user interface that simplifies resource and application management, shortens the time to detect and resolve operational problems, and makes it easy to operate and manage your infrastructure securely at scale. This service is absolutely […]

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New – S3 Sync capability for EC2 Systems Manager: Query & Visualize Instance Software Inventory

It is now essential, with the fast paced lives we all seem to lead, to find tools to make it easier to manage our time, our home, and our work. With the pace of technology, the need for technologists to find management tools to easily manage their systems is just as important. With the introduction […]

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