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Category: Centralized operations management

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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How Rackspace uses AWS Systems Manager for instance patching across multi-cloud and hybrid environments

How Rackspace uses AWS Systems Manager for instance patching across multi-cloud and hybrid environments

This post was written in collaboration with Ryan Walker, a Principal Engineer with the Solutions and Services Engineering team at Rackspace. Now that cloud technology has become ubiquitous, companies have many options for hosting servers and building out solutions. From the use of multiple cloud providers to bare metal devices to private cloud, or even […]

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Introducing the AWSSQLServer-DBCC Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

Introducing the AWSSQLServer-DBCC Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

In the first three posts in this five-part series, I introduced you to AWS Launch Wizard Systems Manager Automation documents for SQL Server and showed you how to run the AWSSQLServer-Backup, AWSSQLServer-Restore, and AWSSQLServer-Index Automation documents. In this post, I’ll show you how to use the AWSSQLServer-DBCC document for SQL Server to execute database consistency […]

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Introducing the AWSSQLServer-Index Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

Introducing the AWSSQLServer-Index Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

In the first and second posts in this five-part series, I introduced you to AWS Launch Wizard Systems Manager Automation documents for SQL Server and showed you how to run the AWSSQLServer-Backup and AWSSQLServer-Restore Automation documents. In this post, I’ll show you how to use the AWSSQLServer-Index document for SQL Server index maintenance. The SQL […]

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Introducing the AWSSQLServer-Restore Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

Introducing the AWSSQLServer-Restore Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

In the first post in this five-part series, I introduced you to AWS Launch Wizard Systems Manager Automation documents for SQL Server and showed you how to run the AWSSQLServer-Backup document. In this second post, I’ll show you how to restore a SQL Server backup from Amazon S3 using the AWSSQLServer-Restore document. The SQL Server […]

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Introducing the AWSSQLServer-Backup Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

Introducing the AWSSQLServer-Backup Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

This is the first in a five-part series to introduce you to AWS Launch Wizard Systems Manager Automation documents for SQL Server. AWS maintains these predefined Automation documents, which you can use to perform critical maintenance tasks for SQL Server, including backup, restore, reindex, and DBCC. In this post, I will describe the purpose of […]

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Introducing Maintenance Windows for scheduling Automation documents against your SQL Server instances

Introducing Maintenance Windows for scheduling Automation documents against your SQL Server instances

In parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this five-part series, I introduced you to AWS Launch Wizard Systems Manager Automation documents for SQL Server and showed you how to run the AWSSQLServer-Backup, AWSSQLServer-Restore, AWSSQLServer-Index, and AWSSQLServer-DBCC Automation documents. In this last post of the series, I’ll introduce you to Maintenance Windows, a powerful tool […]

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Use AWS Systems Manager Session Manager for port forwarding to Amazon ElastiCache for Redis inside a private subnet

Use AWS Systems Manager Session Manager for port forwarding to Amazon ElastiCache for Redis inside a private subnet

With the increasing adoption of the public cloud, customers must minimize the attack surface of their infrastructure. When it comes to optimizing the response time of read-intensive applications, data caching is one of the first steps to consider. Amazon ElastiCache for Redis is versatile in-memory storage that offers highly available, highly scalable, and extremely fast […]

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How to easily configure DevOps Guru across your organization with Systems Manager Quick Setup

How to easily configure DevOps Guru across your organization with Systems Manager Quick Setup

Amazon DevOps Guru is a machine learning (ML) powered service that helps developers and operators automatically detect anomalies and improve application availability. DevOps Guru utilizes machine learning models informed by years of Amazon.com and AWS operational excellence in order to identify anomalous application behavior (e.g., increased latency, error rates, resource constraints) and surface critical issues that […]

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Operational insights in Systems Manager OpsCenter help you identify duplicate issues and noisy event sources

Operational insights in Systems Manager OpsCenter help you identify duplicate issues and noisy event sources

If you use AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter, you might be familiar with the challenges of large numbers of OpsItems. When the same problem causes the creation of a significant number of OpsItems, it can be hard to see that these OpsItems are in fact the result of a single issue. It can also be difficult […]

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