Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Management Tools

Announcing the Amazon WorkSpaces dynamic inventory plugin for Ansible®

Announcing the Amazon WorkSpaces dynamic inventory plugin for Ansible®

Customers use Amazon WorkSpaces to get a fully managed remote desktop solution in the AWS cloud, supporting Windows and Linux desktops. They often ask how they can perform bulk management tasks such as automating the installation of applications. Currently, this requires manual systems administration or third-party tools. Ansible is a free and open-source IT automation […]

Creating custom CloudWatch dashboards

Creating custom Amazon CloudWatch dashboards and widgets for Amazon WorkSpaces

Customers often ask how to gain additional insights into their Amazon WorkSpaces operating system resource utilization, such as CPU utilization and memory consumption. In addition, they want to use these metrics with Amazon CloudWatch dimensions to dive into trends and compare WorkSpaces instances.  In a previous blog, we highlighted how to use CloudWatch to understand […]


Automate copy of Amazon WorkSpaces tags to hybrid activation resources in AWS Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager allows customers to manager their Amazon WorkSpaces using hybrid activation managed nodes. Systems Manager provides software inventories, OS patches, and configuration of Windows and Linux WorkSpaces, but it is difficult to identify and map managed node to the corresponding WorkSpaces without any tags. This is a time-consuming process in large organizations where […]

Understand user access patterns and optimize Amazon WorkSpaces with Amazon CloudWatch

Are you looking to gain additional insight how end users are connecting to Amazon WorkSpaces instances? Would you like to track and report on IP addresses, platforms, and client versions being used to access WorkSpaces? Are you interested better understanding operating system resource utilization within the WorkSpace? Attend our re:Invent session EUC202, Monitor Amazon WorkSpaces […]

Monitor and automate AWS End User Computing (EUC) with AWS Chatbot

The blogpost teaches you how to deploy AWS Chatbot to your AWS account using the CloudFormation template. You learn how to configure the Chatbot to monitor and automate your AWS End User Compute (EUC) deployments. Customers are always looking at new ways to interact with systems. Amazon EUC administrators may need to be notified on […]

AWS EUC Washington DC Summit: Using Amazon CloudWatch to analyze user access to Amazon WorkSpaces

Are you looking to gain additional insight how your users are connecting to Amazon WorkSpaces? Would you like to track and report on IP addresses, platforms, and client versions being used to access Amazon WorkSpaces? Join us in Washington DC on June 8 at 9:30 AM EDT for our builders session EUC202. In this session, […]

How SoFi manages Amazon WorkSpaces at scale using AWS Systems Manager

This blog post walks through how SoFi, a financial technology company that provides a range of financial products and services, scale their growing business needs with AWS services. SoFi uses Amazon WorkSpaces to scale out their Desktop as a Service solution, and improve visibility and control of their environment with AWS Systems Manager. The SoFi […]

Announcing updates to NICE DCV AWS CloudFormation Templates

AWS customers looking to experience the NICE DCV streaming protocol can now utilize the latest DCV AWS CloudFormation template. This template is intended for proof-of-concepts and deploys a single Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance preconfigured with DCV server ready to accept connections. This is an automated way to gain firsthand experience of the DCV high-performance […]

Using Amazon CloudWatch to prepare for WSP migration of Amazon WorkSpaces

If you are to take advantage of the WSPv2 feature and performance enhancements, you must validate that your end users are connected with a supported client. Amazon WorkSpaces using PCoIP can be converted to WSP using the modify protocol API. WorkSpaces that already use WSP will be updated during API initiated reboots. In this walkthrough, […]

Automate Amazon WorkSpaces custom images across AWS Regions

Customers ask how they can automate copying Amazon WorkSpaces custom images between AWS Regions. Common use cases for synchronizing custom Amazon WorkSpaces images between Regions include: Consistency for multi-Region deployments: Multi-region deployments of Amazon WorkSpaces allow WorkSpaces to be deployed for user who need low-latency connection to a specific geographic area. One custom image with […]