AWS Management & Governance Blog

Category: Management & Governance

Visualize and gain insights into your AWS cost and usage with Cloud Intelligence Dashboards and CUDOS using Amazon QuickSight

Across all industry segments, our customers require better visibility into their AWS usage to help them understand the return on their investment, achieve operational efficiency, and make business decisions that have financial impact. As organizations mature, customers need to answer simple but granular operational questions related to: Which key areas should I focus to optimize […]

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Query and visualize Microsoft SQL Server license utilization using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight

Query and visualize Microsoft SQL Server license utilization using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight

In part 1 of this two-part series, I showed you how to deploy a solution to centrally track Microsoft SQL Server licenses in AWS Organizations across multiple AWS accounts and Regions. In this post, I will show you how to query and visualize the aggregated Inventory data using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight to centrally manage your SQL Server licenses. With […]

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Building a cloud CMDB on AWS for consistent resource configuration in hybrid environments

In this post, we will show you how you can design and implement a configuration management database (CMDB) strategy as part of your cloud operating model. We are going to review some common needs when building a CMDB and the relevant AWS services that will help you build a comprehensive solution. We will talk about […]

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Standardize compliance in AWS using DevOps and a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) approach

Standardize compliance in AWS using DevOps and a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) approach

In large scale cloud migrations and deployments, a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) organizational setup enables project and account owners to move at their own speed, reuse components, and integrate them into their application environments. The CCOE team can develop better tools and automation for the application teams to leverage, and they can be sure […]

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Collect, aggregate, and analyze Rancher Kubernetes Cluster logs with Amazon CloudWatch

Collect, aggregate, and analyze Rancher Kubernetes Cluster logs with Amazon CloudWatch

Rancher is a popular open-source container management tool utilized by many organizations that provides an intuitive user interface for managing and deploying the Kubernetes clusters on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). When Rancher deploys Kubernetes onto nodes in Amazon EC2, it uses Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE), which is Rancher’s […]

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SNMP monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch and Elastic Logstash

SNMP monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch and Elastic Logstash

Customers want a single pane of glass for their systems operations where they can visualize the health and performance of applications running in several AWS Regions and in their on-premises environment. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an internet standard protocol for collecting and organizing information about managed devices on IP networks and for modifying […]

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Manage workload risks using the AWS Well-Architected Tool and AWS Systems Manager

Manage workload risks using the AWS Well-Architected Tool and AWS Systems Manager

You can use the AWS Well-Architected Tool (AWS WA Tool) to identify and remediate risks in your workloads that map to the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework: operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization. The AWS WA Tool helps you identify and address vulnerabilities before they negatively impact your business. As […]

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Migrating from HashiCorp Packer to EC2 Image Builder

Migrating from HashiCorp Packer to EC2 Image Builder

Customers often ask how to migrate their Windows and Linux operating system golden image build factory configured in Hashicorp Packer over to Amazon EC2 Image Builder so they can be free from the operational management of their build infrastructure, reduce developer dependency, create re-usable components, and easily integrate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) native services for end-to-end […]

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Monitor your Lambda function and get notified with AWS Chatbot

Monitor your Lambda function and get notified with AWS Chatbot

AWS Lambda is a serverless compute service that helps you run code without provisioning or managing hardware. You can run AWS Lambda function to execute a code in response to triggers such as changes in data or system state. For example, you can use Amazon S3 to trigger AWS Lambda to process data immediately after […]

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Run multiple instances of SQL Server on one Amazon EC2 instance

Run multiple instances of SQL Server on one Amazon EC2 instance

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to install multiple instances of SQL Server (of the same or different version) on a single Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance. The information in this post applies to all supported SQL Server versions and editions on EC2. Solution overview When you install SQL Server for […]

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