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Implementing an alarm to automatically detect drift in AWS CloudFormation stacks

AWS CloudFormation is a service that helps you model and implement your Infrastructure as Code (IaC). It provisions and configures cloud resources as described in template files that are written in JSON or YAML. After resources have been created with CloudFormation, it is possible for users to alter those resources via the AWS Management Console, […]

Automatically update alternate contacts for newly created AWS Accounts

Customers use the cloud to move faster and build differentiated products and services. AWS lets you experiment, innovate, and scale more quickly, all while providing a flexible and secure cloud environment. Furthermore, a multi-account AWS environment lets you build and deploy workloads quickly, while providing mechanisms to do so in a secure, scalable, and resilient […]

Manage AWS account alternate contacts with Terraform

Managing AWS billing, support and service team notifications, and potential security events are critical for customers to ensure security, cost optimization and operational monitoring for their AWS deployments. Alternate contacts allow us to contact another person about issues with your account at the right time, even if you’re unavailable. AWS will send you operational notifications such […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Automate preapproved operations with AWS Service Catalog service actions

Most of my enterprise customers have the need to allow their users to execute self-service operational tasks while restricting access to a minimum set of services. With AWS Service Catalog, you can provision pre-approved products, when combined with AWS Service Catalog service actions, you can provide simple predefined actions associated with the AWS Service Catalog […]

Use AWS Control Tower to automate configuration of AWS accounts for ServiceNow IT operations management

Use AWS Control Tower lifecycle events to automate configuration of AWS accounts for ServiceNow IT operations management

Several organizations that I work with use ServiceNow’s IT Operations management capabilities for their on-premises infrastructure and want to leverage the same capabilities for their AWS environment as well. Some of the core capabilities of ServiceNow’s IT Operations management are ServiceNow Discovery, Event Management and Cloud Management. Currently, customers who want to enable ServiceNow’s Cloud […]