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Best practice considerations when using AWS Systems Manager document sharing

Best practice considerations when using AWS Systems Manager document sharing

An AWS Systems Manager (SSM) document is a resource that defines actions to perform on your managed instances. Each type—command documents, Automation documents, and session documents—serves a purpose. Depending on your use cases, you might use them to automate backup procedures for your applications, install packages, or use them across your fleet of instances for other DevOps […]

Using Amazon CloudWatch with Amazon EventBridge for cross-account event monitoring

Using Amazon CloudWatch with Amazon EventBridge for cross-account event monitoring

We often talk about event driven architectures where an event is something that happens within your application or architecture. It could be a new file received by your application or when there is an alert triggered by high CPU utilization. We can act on these events by scanning the file contents or scaling out more […]

How AWS Partners can determine AWS Support plans in an organization

How AWS Partners can determine AWS Support plans in an organization

Solutions providers who engage with their end customers in a resale arrangement must manage different business models and support delivery models. AWS Organizations makes it possible to build the right account structure to support a resale arrangement. Monthly end-customer invoicing often poses a huge challenge in a shared resale arrangement, where you need to know […]

Scheduling centralized multi-account and multi-Region patching with AWS Systems Manager Automation

Scheduling centralized multi-account and multi-Region patching with AWS Systems Manager Automation

Update 01/2023: AWS Systems Manager announces Patch Policies, enabling cross account and cross Region patching. Patch Policies provide a user experience in a single console to easily define and enforce patch compliance across accounts and Regions with a few clicks. For more information, see Centrally deploy patching operations across your AWS Organization using Systems Manager […]

How to create a change template using AWS Systems Manager Change Manager

How to create a change template using AWS Systems Manager Change Manager

AWS Systems Manager Change Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, is an enterprise change management framework for requesting, approving, implementing, and reporting on operational changes to your application configuration and infrastructure. With Change Manager, you can use preapproved change templates to help automate change processes for your resources and help avoid unintentional results when […]

AWS AppConfig: The Amazon service that helps you scale for large events like Prime Day

AWS AppConfig: The Amazon service that helps you scale for large events like Prime Day

Amazon uses a number of AWS services to help meet increased traffic and demand during Prime Day events. As Jeff Barr has mentioned in his previous blog posts, some key services used in Prime Day include: Amazon DynamoDB handles the trillions of Prime Day requests. Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) enables shoppers to shop […]

Enable secure and compliant Amazon AppStream 2.0 with self-service by using AWS Service Catalog

Enable secure and compliant Amazon AppStream 2.0 with self-service by using AWS Service Catalog

AWS provides several choices to deploy applications and desktops to users. Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed non-persistent application and desktop streaming service. You centrally manage your desktop applications on AppStream 2.0 and securely deliver them to any computer. You can easily scale to any number of users across the globe without acquiring, provisioning, […]

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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Introducing CloudWatch Resource Health to monitor your EC2 hosts

Today, AWS announced Amazon CloudWatch Resource Health, a fully managed solution that customers can use to automatically discover, manage, and visualize the health and performance of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) hosts across their applications. Resource Health provides a centralized view of your EC2 hosts by performance dimensions such as CPU or memory utilization. […]

Behind the scenes as AWS AppConfig builds a Lambda extension

Behind the scenes as AWS AppConfig builds a Lambda extension

In this blog post, I will share why the AWS AppConfig team built an AWS Lambda extension (hint: customers wanted it), the effort required to build it (hint: it was easy), and the outcomes of building our Lambda extension (hint: lots). I will cover the technical and business aspects of building a Lambda extension and […]