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Tag: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Enable management of your Amazon EC2 instances in AWS Systems Manager using Default Host Management Configuration

Previously, customers were required to attach an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) instance profile to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances in order to register with AWS Systems Manager. To accomplish this, customers may have been required to manually attach an IAM instance profile on a per-instance basis or use automated methods, such as […]

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 […]

How to auto add new cross-account Amazon EC2 instances in a central Amazon CloudWatch dashboard

Managing various metrics of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in multiple accounts can be challenging, especially if new instances are launched regularly. Amazon CloudWatch has a cross-account dashboard functionality that provides you with cross-account visibility to various metrics without having to log in and out of different accounts. In addition, CloudWatch dashboards are […]