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Learn how to leverage Amazon CloudWatch alarms to create an incident in ServiceNow

This was blog was authored by Itai Njanji and third party collaborators: A special thanks to Grant Hulbert  a Sr. Technology Alliance Architect for ServiceNow, who co-authored this blog Ben Yukich a Field CTO for ITOM at ServiceNow, who wrote the ServiceNow source code for this integration   Introduction Customers want to leverage Amazon CloudWatch and ServiceNow together […]

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Manage Raspberry Pi devices using AWS Systems Manager

In this blog post, we discuss how to use AWS Systems Manager to manage Raspberry Pi devices just like any other Linux server. What is AWS Systems Manager? AWS Systems Manager gives you visibility and control of your infrastructure on AWS. Systems Manager provides a unified user interface so you can view operational data from […]

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AWS Config best practices

AWS Config is a service that maintains a configuration history of your AWS resources and evaluates the configuration against best practices and your internal policies. You can use this information for operational troubleshooting, audit, and compliance use cases. In this blog post, I share best practices on how to use AWS Config as a tool […]

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Use parameter labels for easy configuration update across environments

By Sahithya Jagadish, Software Development Engineer at Amazon Web Services Parameter Store, part of AWS Systems Manager, provides a centralized, encrypted store to manage your configuration data, whether it’s plaintext data (public URLs) or secrets (such as passwords or API keys). Parameter Store is available through the AWS CLI, APIs, and SDKs. You can easily reference […]

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How to set up a multi-region, multi-account catalog of company standard AWS Service Catalog products

Many AWS customers are adopting AWS Service Catalog to create and manage catalogs of approved IT services for use on AWS. The AWS Service Catalog Hub-and-Spoke model enables organizations to centrally manage IT services they want to distribute to their lines of business (LOBs). Some of the customers I work with are looking for recommendations […]

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How to enable self-service Amazon WorkSpaces by using AWS Service Catalog Connector for ServiceNow

Introduction Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution that runs on AWS. AWS provides several choices to deploy desktops to users. Some organizations need help integrating this process into their existing automation and Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) tools. Many of the customers I talk to want to have an approval process […]

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Using AWS Systems Manager Inventory with Tags

AWS Systems Manager Inventory now supports Tags. Tags enable you to categorize your AWS resources in several ways, for example, by purpose, function, owner, or environment. Consequently, when you use AWS Systems Manager Inventory to collect metadata from an instance, it also collects the tag information attached to the instance, making the tag information available […]

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AWS CloudFormation resource for Resource Data Sync in AWS Systems Manager

The Resource Data Sync capability in AWS Systems Manager lets you sync inventory data from your managed instances into an Amazon S3 bucket. Resource Data Sync then automatically updates the S3 bucket whenever new Inventory data is collected. You can also use Resource Data Sync to sync inventory data from multiple AWS accounts into a […]

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Perform continuous cookbook integration testing and delivery for AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

Any Chef server should be a hub of tested and trusted cookbooks that can be added to node run lists easily. However, the testing and delivery of cookbooks to the server itself can be an arduous task. To simplify and expedite this necessary process, we’ve leveraged AWS technologies to create a pipeline that executes integration testing […]

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How to launch secure and governed AWS resources with AWS CloudFormation and AWS Service Catalog

You can use AWS Service Catalog to create preconfigured products that your developers can launch. In an organization, it’s typical for a cross-functional center of excellence like the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) to maintain the catalog for the organization. An AWS Service Catalog product can contain one or more AWS resources. Many customers use […]

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