AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog

Category: Compute

How to get a daily report for your resources configuration changes

AWS allows customers to build, experience, and innovate in their AWS accounts, resulting in dynamic environments. You can manage your resources changes using different controls, such as: Preventive controls with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies Detective controls with AWS Config Rules Preventive and Detective controls with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines […]

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Announcing AWS Observability Accelerator to configure comprehensive observability for Amazon EKS

In May 2022, we announced Amazon EKS Observability Accelerator, a tool for configuring and deploying  a purpose built observability solution on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters for specific workloads using Terraform modules. We launched this tool  demonstrating four use-cases and customers have been using the tool rapidly to achieve observability. Customers can use […]

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Monitoring Windows desktops on Amazon Workspaces using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

Many Organizations leverage Amazon Workspaces as a virtual cloud-based Windows desktop as a solution (DAAS) to replace their existing traditional desktop solution to shift the cost and effort of maintaining laptops and desktops to a cloud pay-as-you-go model. Customers using Amazon Workspaces would need the support of managed services to monitor their workspaces environment operations. […]

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Using Amazon CloudWatch dashboards custom widgets

Many of our customers use Amazon CloudWatch dashboards but have additional use cases that would benefit from the ability to include custom datasets in their existing dashboards. Custom widgets let you create your own visualizations or datasets, share them with other teams, provide input or parameters to your widget, and adjust the time scoped on […]

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Announcing AWS AppConfig Extensions

Using feature flags and other runtime configuration types is a fast-evolving technology segment. Adjusting your software behavior with a minor configuration update instead of deploying code lets teams move faster and more safely. Furthermore, releasing a feature using a feature flag allows engineering teams to turn on features to a limited set of users and […]

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Automate AWS Systems Manager activation for hybrid-managed node registration

AWS Systems Manager (formerly known as SSM) is an AWS service that you can use to view and control your servers on AWS cloud and on-premises infrastructure. Systems Manager makes it easy to manage a hybrid environment. To set up servers and virtual machines (VMs) in your hybrid environment as Systems Manager managed instances, you […]

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Integrate administrator approval for EC2 Image Builder AMIs using AWS Systems Manager

Building Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances or Docker containers is a crucial step that will define the baseline for many of your workloads. AWS released a service called EC2 Image Builder (Image Builder) to help you build your pipelines more simply. Customers have different requirements depending on […]

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How to auto add new cross-account Amazon EC2 instances in a central Amazon CloudWatch dashboard

Managing various metrics of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in multiple accounts can be challenging, especially if new instances are launched regularly. Amazon CloudWatch has a cross-account dashboard functionality that provides you with cross-account visibility to various metrics without having to log in and out of different accounts. In addition, CloudWatch dashboards are […]

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Create patched clones of your workloads in a multi-account set up using AWS Systems Manager Automation

Zainab Allawi, Associate Solutions Architect, WWPS Solutions Architecture For businesses of different sizes, patch testing has mostly been manual, and patching process errors or incompatibilities could risk disrupting production workloads. AWS Systems Manager Automation simplifies the common maintenance and deployment tasks of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and other AWS resources. It also […]

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Deploying highly-available SQL Server on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts

Want to bring your eligible SQL Server licenses to use on AWS? If your organization is planning data center evacuation, and looking to extend the life of existing investments in Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Server licenses, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and AWS License Manager can help. Do you also want to setup […]

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