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Use AWS License Manager API operations to manage your Oracle licenses based on Oracle cloud policy

Use AWS License Manager API operations to manage your Oracle licenses based on Oracle cloud policy

Learn with Shree on how to use AWS License Manager API operations to manage your Oracle licenses (for databases running on Amazon RDS for Oracle, Amazon EC2 and on-premises servers) based on Oracle cloud policy. Additionally, learn how to use the built-in integration of License Manager API operations with AWS CloudTrail to prepare for vendor audit.

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Managing the multi-account environment using AWS Organizations and AWS Control Tower

Managing the multi-account environment using AWS Organizations and AWS Control Tower

This is the third post in our series about multi-account management. In the first post, Governance, risk, and compliance when establishing your cloud presence, we focus on design considerations for managing in a cloud environment. Our second post, Best Practices for Organizational Units with AWS Organizations, provides guidance for a production-ready organizational unit (OU) structure when creating […]

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Build and deploy a serverless app

Building and deploying a serverless app using AWS Serverless Application Model and AWS CloudFormation

Customers are constantly looking to innovate in order to remain competitive in their respective markets. One way to achieving such competitiveness is through the ability to build services and applications fast and cost effectively, thereby reducing time to market while driving down costs. One of the feedback we regularly get from customers is that, applications […]

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Create a Jira issue using an AWS Config remediation action

Create a Jira issue using an AWS Config remediation action

AWS Config can create issue entries in the Jira Service Management platform when it determines an AWS resource is noncompliant. In this blog post, I show you how to configure an AWS Config rule to create a Jira issue after the rule detects a noncompliant AWS resource. I also share Jira Service Desk configuration changes […]

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Aggregate operational tasks with AWS Systems Manager Explorer and OpsCenter

Aggregate operational tasks with AWS Systems Manager Explorer and OpsCenter

AWS Systems Manager Explorer is a customizable operations dashboard that reports information about your AWS resources. Explorer displays an aggregated view of operations data (OpsData) for your AWS accounts and across AWS Regions. Explorer provides context into how operational issues are distributed, trend over time, and vary by category. In this blog post, we explain […]

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Remediate noncompliant AWS Config rules with AWS Systems Manager Automation runbooks

Remediate noncompliant AWS Config rules with AWS Systems Manager Automation runbooks

AWS Config is used to assess, audit, and evaluate the configuration of your AWS resources. You can use a set of AWS Config managed rules for common compliance scenarios or you can create your own rules for custom scenarios. In this blog post, I explain how AWS Systems Manager Explorer gathers the compliance status of […]

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Use AWS Systems Manager Automation runbooks to resolve operational tasks

Use AWS Systems Manager Automation runbooks to resolve operational tasks

OpsCenter provides a central location where operations engineers and IT professionals can view, investigate, and resolve operational work items (OpsItems) related to AWS resources. AWS Systems Manager Automation simplifies common maintenance and deployment tasks for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and other AWS resources. You can use this capability to build automations to […]

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Automating the installation and configuration of Prometheus using Systems Manager documents

Automating the installation and configuration of Prometheus using Systems Manager documents

As organizations migrate workloads to the cloud, they want to ensure their teams spend more time on tasks that move the organization forward and less time managing infrastructure. Installing patches and configuring software is what AWS calls undifferentiated heavy lifting, or the hard IT work that doesn’t add value to the mission of the organization. […]

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Set up Prometheus metrics collection on on-premises VMs and servers and ingest the metrics into Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Collect on-premises metrics using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Prometheus is a popular open-source metrics monitoring solution that is widely used in a variety of workloads. Although it’s common for customers to use Prometheus to monitor container workloads, it’s also used to monitor Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and virtual machines (VMs) and servers in on-premises environments. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus […]

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Collecting Apache Flink metrics in the Amazon CloudWatch agent

Collecting Apache Flink metrics in the Amazon CloudWatch agent

Apache Flink is a distributed stream processing engine. You can run Flink on Amazon EMR as a YARN application. You can view Flink metrics through its web UI, but what if you want to react to them? In this blog post, I’ll show you how to use the CloudWatch agent to collect Flink metrics into […]

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