AWS Management & Governance Blog

Category: Foundational (100)

Enhancing configuration management at Verizon using AWS Systems Manager

In large enterprise organizations, it’s challenging to maintain standardization across environments. This is especially true if these environments are provisioned in a self-service manner—and even more so when new users access these provisioning services. In this post, I describe how we at Verizon found a balance operating between agility, governance, and standardization for our AWS […]

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Detect and remediate issues faster with AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter and Moogsoft AIOps

AWS Systems Manager, the operational hub for AWS and hybrid cloud deployments, recently announced the launch of OpsCenter to help you view, investigate, and resolve operational issues related to your environment from a central location. OpsCenter presents operational issues in a standardized view, along with contextually relevant data, and associated Systems Manager Automation documents, enabling […]

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Simplifying Apache server logs with Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights

Simplifying Apache server logs with Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights Monitoring web server logs is important for diagnosing problems, understanding the root causes, and spotting potential security-relevant activity on your web server. The Apache HTTP Server log format is not easily readable, though. The volume and size of these text-based logs makes it difficult to see […]

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Introducing Service Quotas: View and manage your quotas for AWS services from one central location

Today we are introducing Service Quotas, a new AWS feature which enables you to view and manage your quotas, also known as limits, from a central location via the AWS console, API or the CLI. Service Quotas is a central way to find and manage service quotas, an easier way to request and track quota increases, […]

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Using AWS License Manager to track your Microsoft SQL Server licenses

AWS License Manager can manage any software licenses that are based on vCPU, physical cores, physical sockets, or number of instances. In this blog post, we’ll walk through a common use case of using AWS License Manager to help you manage your SQL Server licenses. Step 1: Launch License Manager You can access License Manager […]

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How Twitch monitors its services with Amazon CloudWatch

by Alex Cioc and Steve McCurry Twitch is the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment and is owned by Amazon. Twitch also provides social and features and micro-transaction features that drive content engagement for its audiences. These services operate at a high transaction volume. Twitch uses Amazon CloudWatch to monitor its business-critical services. It […]

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How to update AWS Service Catalog provisioned products to new product versions and report changes using AWS Step Functions, AWS Lambda, and Amazon Athena

AWS Service Catalog enables organizations to centrally manage commonly-deployed AWS services and provisioned software products. It also helps you achieve consistent governance and compliance requirements, while it empowers users to self-serve and quickly deploy the approved AWS services they need. Customers that I talk to want to have a mechanism to keep previously provisioned products […]

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Your AWS CloudFormation guide to re:Invent 2018

There are less than two weeks left until re:Invent 2018. As in years past, AWS CloudFormation will be there, both behind the scenes deploying infrastructure and front-and-center for break-out sessions, workshops, and chalk talks. Here are a few highlights we’ve pulled from the session catalog, followed by the full list of CloudFormation-focused sessions and workshops to help […]

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