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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 […]

Downgrade SQL Server Enterprise edition using AWS Systems Manager Document to reduce cost

Downgrade SQL Server Enterprise edition using AWS Systems Manager Document to reduce cost

In this post, we will show how to downgrade SQL Server from Enterprise edition to Standard edition on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud(EC2) instances to help you reduce cost. If you are not using any of the features of Enterprise edition, you can downgrade to Standard edition. Here is the flowchart that can help you identify […]

How to grant least privilege access to third-parties on your private EC2 instances with AWS Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager Session Manager provides a more secure way to manage your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances without the need to open inbound ports, maintain bastion hosts, or manage SSH keys. Furthermore, you can use it with a combination of AWS services to give access to external third-parties. Due to business requirements, you […]

Migrate your AWS OpsWorks Stacks to AWS Systems Manager

AWS OpsWorks Stacks is a managed configuration management service which helps customers deploy and manage Chef based applications on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). The service, which was launched in 2013, predates several popular AWS offerings, such as AWS Systems Manager. Some customers desire a deeper level of control and flexibility than possible using […]

Use port forwarding in AWS Systems Manager Session Manager to connect to remote hosts

We recently announced a new capability within AWS Systems Manager Session Manager that allows forwarding connections from client machines to ports on remote hosts. This enables users to securely access and manage remote servers (databases, web servers, etc.) in the private networks without needing to setup bastion hosts or open additional ports to the outside […]

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 […]

Change Management for Life Sciences

In this post, we’ll demonstrate how Customers looking to maintain Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) can get started evaluating their environments for the controls found in Title 21 of the Code of Federal regulations (CFR) Part 11, and remediate non-compliant resources via a change control process using native […]