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Category: AWS Systems Manager

Securely administer servers migrated with AWS Application Migration Service using AWS Systems Manager Session Manager

Securely administer servers migrated with AWS Application Migration Service using AWS Systems Manager Session Manager

Introduction In this blog post, we will illustrate how to automate the configuration necessary to manage migrated servers with improved security and reduced costs. To administer servers in an on-premises environment, administrators often use secure shell (SSH) or Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect. After migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS), this may not be […]

Migrate VMware virtual machines (VMs) to Amazon EC2 with the AWS Application Migration Service Replication Agent

Introduction In this blog post, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of completing VMware virtual machine (VM) migrations to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) using the (Application Migration Service). Moreover, we will show how to apply a custom post-launch action script to remove proprietary VMware tools from the migrated VMs. Migrating on-premises […]

Unlock Faster Releases with AWS AppConfig: The Secret Weapon for Your CI/CD Strategy

Striking a Balance Between Reliability and Agility in Cloud Operations The IT operation team of an enterprise serves as the first line of defense against potential business disruptions. They operate 24/7, acts as a hub, continuously monitor and manage the IT environment. The operation team handles and prioritizes critical IT incidents to minimize downtime and […]

Distribute an Amazon Machine Image to another AWS Account using AWS Application Migration Service Post-launch automation

Many customers migrating their workloads to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service want to use different AWS accounts to support their company’s governance and security needs. Customers may also choose to use Infrastructure As Code (IaC) templates using AWS CloudFormation or Terraform with Application Migration Service to deploy source servers to different AWS Accounts. To […]

Automate incident reports from AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

An effective incident management is foremost for maintaining system reliability and ensuring quick responses to unexpected incidents. Incident Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, helps to mitigate and recover from these incidents by enabling automated responses. In a previous blog with Incident Manager, we talked about setting up escalation mechanisms, creating response plans and […]

Seamlessly off-board from AWS OpsWorks Stacks by detaching resources

Today, we are announcing new capabilities that enable customers to off-board their stacks, layers, and instances from AWS OpsWorks Stacks before it reaches End of Life on May 26, 2024. Previously, we released this blog post that provides customers a way to migrate workloads in a blue/green manner from OpsWorks Stacks to a new architecture […]

Implementing automated and centralized tagging controls with AWS Config and AWS Organizations

Introduction This blog post is for customers who want to implement automated tagging controls and strategy for cost allocation. Customers want to centralize and maintain consistency for tags across AWS Organizations so they are available outside their AWS environment (e.g. in build scripts, etc.) or enforce centralized conditional tagging on existing and new AWS resources […]

Custom Post-launch actions and Deployment scripting using AWS Systems Manager and Amazon CodeWhisperer

In Part 1 of this series, you learned about Blue/Green testing and deployment on AWS, a key strategy that increases application availability and reduces deployment risk by simplifying the rollback process if a deployment fails. We explored live replication using AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) and introduced prebuilt post-launch actions with AWS Systems Manager […]

Accelerating Blue/Green Deployments with AWS MGN Post-Launch Actions

Customers are becoming more aware of the benefits of migrating to AWS in a world increasingly pivoting towards cloud adoption. A recent whitepaper by IDC found that customers who migrate to AWS can experience a 51% reduction in the cost of operations, a 62% increase in IT staff productivity, and a 94% reduction in downtime. […]

Validate your Migration cutovers using predefined post-launch actions

Validate your Migration cutovers using predefined post-launch actions

Intro Migration involves a crucial step of validating that your applications perform as expected in the cloud, achieved through multiple checks or scripts run on migrated servers. Manual performance of these tasks is complex, time-consuming, and prone to errors, particularly when migrating servers or applications at scale. AWS Application Migration Services (AWS MGN) simplifies this […]