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How DocuTAP automates cloud operations using AWS Management Tools

Now that large organizations have the flexibility to quickly launch infrastructure and leverage new services, they must find the means to maintain consistent controls without restricting development velocity. In this guest post, Brian Olson, Cloud Architect at health care company DocuTAP, discusses how a combination of AWS Management and Governance services and AWS developer tools […]

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Packaging to Distribution – Using AWS Systems Manager Distributor to deploy Datadog

AWS Systems Manager Distributor automates the process of packaging and publishing software to managed Windows and Linux instances across the cloud landscape, as well as to on-premises servers, through a single simplified interface. Customers can now leverage AWS Systems Manager Distributor to package custom software like monitoring agents and security agents, and then distribute them […]

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Using AWS License Manager to track your Microsoft SQL Server licenses

AWS License Manager can manage any software licenses that are based on vCPU, physical cores, physical sockets, or number of instances. In this blog post, we’ll walk through a common use case of using AWS License Manager to help you manage your SQL Server licenses. Step 1: Launch License Manager You can access License Manager […]

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How Moody’s uses AWS Systems Manager to patch servers across multiple cloud providers

Introduction Enterprises today continue to face challenges maintaining an inventory of all of their infrastructure. They need to ensure timely patching of their servers spread across their on-premises and cloud environments using the same set of tools. In this guest blog post, Divya Elaty, VP, Cloud Engineering at Moody’s, and Sarat Guttikonda, Global Solutions Architect […]

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Managing AWS resources across multiple accounts and Regions using AWS Systems Manager Automation

AWS Systems Manager Automation simplifies common administrative and maintenance tasks of AWS resources. Using Systems Manager Automation, you can execute predefined tasks/workflows in the form of AWS Systems Manager documents (SSM documents) that you can write yourself or use community published documents. A SSM document defines the actions that Systems Manager performs on your AWS […]

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How to patch Windows EC2 instances in private subnets Using AWS Systems Manager

Patching Windows instances in private subnets could be challenging since those Amazon EC2 instances have no internet connectivity. In this blog post we explain how to use AWS Systems Manager and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to keep those instances updated. We’ll create a new VPC with the proper endpoints, security groups, and network access […]

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Reporting and remediating EC2 instances that AWS Systems Manager doesn’t list as managed instances

One of the primary features of AWS Systems Manager is Run Command. Run Command lets you remotely and securely manage the configuration of your managed instances. A managed instance is any Amazon EC2 instance that has been configured for Systems Manager. Now that the service has released the ec2-instance-managed-by-ssm, this is a good time to […]

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Run compliance enforcement and view compliant and non-compliant instances using AWS Systems Manager and PowerShell DSC

Point-and-click management randomizes servers with every single change made. It’s great to configure your servers with code. In addition, having automation to manage server configuration and compliance helps companies save time, improve availability, and lower the risks associated with up-time and security. However, the learning experience and administrative effort required to maintain such an environment […]

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Centralized multi-account and multi-Region patching with AWS Systems Manager Automation

AWS Systems Manager Automation now supports multi-account and multi-Region actions enabling you to centrally manage your AWS resources. This feature reduces the time and overhead needed for enterprise-wide configuration, operational actions, and compliance remediation. In this blog post, I show you how to use AWS Systems Manager Automation to patch your managed instances across multiple […]

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Applying customizations automatically in AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

During mandatory maintenance, AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate performs Chef Server and Chef Automate version, security, and operating system patching. Version updates for Chef go through extensive testing to verify they are production ready and don’t disrupt existing environments. When an instance is replaced, customers often ask how they can restore their custom settings in […]

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