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Category: AWS Systems Manager

Automating centralized package management in AWS using AWS Systems Manager Distributor and AWS Systems Manager State Manager

This blog post was jointly contributed by Kanishk Mahajan, AWS and Dominic Medsker, Moody’s Customers routinely leverage 3rd party agent-based packages and vulnerability management tools, such as CrowdStrike, TrendMicro, and Tenable, to securetheir AWS environments. AWS supports distribution of third-party agents with AWS Systems Manager Distributor (Distributor). Distributor lets you package your own software or […]

Automate the sending of AWS Audit Manager assessment reports

Implementing compliance at scale is not an easy endeavor for customers as they move their workloads to the AWS cloud. Due to the challenges that are posed by cloud environments such as the more ephemeral nature of resources or the dynamic landscape of the cloud, automation is paramount to success. At an enterprise scale the […]

Build Cloud Operations Skills Using The New Getting Started with AWS Systems Manager Training

Are you looking for a solution that would help you simplify your operational tasks? Do you want to automate regular operational activities? Would you like simplify patching your running instances? Those topics and more are covered in our Getting Started with AWS Systems Manager training available today. AWS Systems Manager centralizes operational data from multiple […]

Avoid patching failures due to low disk space with AWS Systems Manager Automation and CloudWatch alarms.

Every organization has to comply with keeping their fleet updated on patching and ensure that business and workloads are not affected due to patching. One of the challenges for the operations teams is to patch at scale without affecting production software. The most common reasons workloads patching fails are insufficient disk space, a spike in […]

Automate AIOps for your microservices in AWS using Amazon DevOps Guru and AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

Artificial intelligence operations (AIOps) is the process of using machine learning techniques to solve operational problems. The goal of AIOps is to reduce human intervention in IT operations processes. By using advanced machine learning techniques, you can reduce operational incidents and increase service quality, and AIOps can help you predict incidents before they happen. Amazon […]

How Kyndryl used AWS Service Management Connector, AWS Config and AWS Systems Manager to achieve lifecycle management of AWS resources through ServiceNow

Customers need a way to do lifecycle management of AWS resources in the AWS Cloud. Many customers leverage managed solutions providers to manage their AWS accounts, and they’re looking for AWS native solutions and integrations to solve their business problems. Lifecycle management includes discovering new resources from customer’s AWS environment, populating them via federation into […]

AWS Resources Lifecycle Management Via ServiceNow and AWS Service Management Connector

Customers deploy series of AWS resources to support their workloads in the cloud. These organizations, as part of their maturity journey, must help managing the lifecycle of their AWS Resources using existing IT Service Management tool, such as ServiceNow. Manually executing these tasks via both consoles (ServiceNow and AWS Console) is inefficient and time-tasking. With […]

Create ServiceNow Incidents for Amazon CloudWatch Alarms using AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow

Many customers use ServiceNow for Incident Management, and have asked how they can create ServiceNow incidents when CloudWatch alarms are triggered in their AWS environment. The AWS post Learn how to leverage Amazon CloudWatch alarms to create an incident in ServiceNow explains how to leverage Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topics to send messages […]

Use AWS Systems Manager Automation to create input parameters that populate AWS resources as a dropdown list

As a Solution Architect at AWS, my customers regularly ask how to automate everyday operations within their cloud environment. Their use cases include a variety of operational needs, such as provisioning new resources within an AWS account, and patching/updating managed Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. They are also focused on cost management with […]

Easy management and monitoring using AWS System Manager and Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights

As builders, we sometimes run into situations where we don’t have enough time or system knowledge to configure monitoring on our applications. It’s also essential to have a centralized way to monitor and resolve issues in all applications, but they’re not always readily available. Although there are third-party libraries and Windows-based tools to monitor health, […]