With AWS Systems Manager, you pay only for what you use on the following priced features, as you use them. There are no minimum fees or upfront commitments. Features that are provided at no additional charge are listed here. Limits may apply.

OpsCenter

OpsCenter provides a central location that operations engineers and IT professionals can use to view, investigate, and resolve operational issues related to any AWS resource. Operational issues, referred to as OpsItems, are aggregated and standardized in a consolidated view, providing contextually relevant data that helps with diagnosis and remediation.

OpsCenter is priced on a pay per use model. You’ll be charged based on the number of OpsItems created in your account per month, as well as the number of Get, Describe, Update, and GetOpsSummary API calls made. Additionally, the service calls other public APIs in order to surface relevant diagnostic information, which will be included in the bill from each respective service.

Pricing

OpsCenter Details Pricing
Number of OpsItems $2.97 per 1,000 OpsItems
Get, Describe, Update, and GetOpsSummary API requests $0.039 per 1,000 requests

Pricing example

Assume you begin a month with 10,000 OpsItems in your account, over the course of the month you create 1,000 new OpsItems. Over the course of the month you also make 100,000 Get, Describe, Update, and GetOpsSummary API requests for your OpsItems. Your monthly bill will be as follows:

Cost of creating 1,000 OpsItems = 1,000 OpsItems * $2.97 per 1,000 OpsItems created = $2.97

Cost of 100,000 create API request = 0

Cost of 100,000 Get, Describe, Update, and GetOpsSummary API requests = 100,000 * $0.039 per 1,000 API = $3.90

Total Monthly Cost = Cost of creating new OpsItems + Cost of Get, Describe, Update, and GetOpsSummary API requests = $6.87 per 1,000 OpsItems and corresponding 100,000 API requests

Additional charges: You may incur additional charges if the operation of your application workflow utilizes other AWS services or transfers data. For example, if your application workflow invokes an AWS Lambda function, you will be billed for each request and for the duration of each Lambda function. For details on AWS service pricing, see the pricing section of the relevant AWS service detail pages. Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT, GST, and applicable sales tax.

Explorer

No additional charges apply for enabling Explorer. Limits may apply.

Explorer uses priced OpsCenter APIs (GetOpsSummary) to populate its dashboard. Charges from these API requests will apply.

The Export to CSV option executes an Automation document with an aws:executeScript action step. These steps may be charged as per Automation pricing.

Resource Groups

No additional charges. Limits may apply.

AWS AppConfig

You can use AWS AppConfig, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, to create, manage, validate and quickly deploy configurations across any size application, whether hosted on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, containers, AWS Lambda functions, mobile apps, or IoT devices, in a controlled and monitored way.

AWS AppConfig enables you to provide validation logic to ensure your configuration data is syntactically and semantically correct according to your definitions before making it available to your application. AWS AppConfig also gives you the ability to roll out configuration changes over a defined time period while monitoring your application so that you can catch errors and roll back the changes if needed, to help you minimize the impact to the users.

You pay only for what you use. With AWS AppConfig, you only pay for the number of GetConfiguration API calls and the total number of configuration updates per target. A target refers to the host to which the application configuration will be deployed. This could be an Amazon EC2 instance, container, AWS Lambda function, mobile app, or IOT device.

GET API calls to check for a new configuration $0.2 per 1M GetConfiguration calls
Deployment Costs $0.0008 per configuration update per target

AWS AppConfig pricing example

Assume you have an application configuration that changes 3 times a day, and you have 2000 targets in your fleet that are polling for configuration updates once every 2 minutes. Over the course of a month, there are 180,000 updates and your bill would be as follows:

Cost of GetConfiguration API Calls = 1 (configurations)* 2000(Servers)*0.5(calls per minute)*60(minutes)*24(Hours)*30(days)*$0.2 Per 1M calls
=$8.64

Cost of Deployments =1(configurations)* 2000(servers)*3(updates a day)*30(days) *(price per deployment) $0.0008
=$144

Total Bill =$152.64

Insights Dashboard

No additional charges. Limits may apply.

Inventory

No additional charges. Limits may apply.

Run Command

No additional charges. Limits may apply.

Session Manager

No additional charges for accessing Amazon EC2 instances. Limits may apply.

The advanced on-premises instance tier is required for using Session Manager to interactively access on-premises instances. To learn more about on-premises instance tier pricing, see On-Premises Instance Management.

Patch Manager

No additional charges for patching supported operating systems or patching Linux applications on Amazon EC2 instances or on-premises instances. Limits may apply.

No additional charges for patching Microsoft applications on Amazon EC2 instances.

The advanced on-premises instance tier is required for using Patch Manager to patch Microsoft applications hosted on on-premises instances. To learn more about on-premises instance tier pricing, see On-Premises Instance Management.

Maintenance Window

No additional charges. Limits may apply.

State Manager

No additional charges. Limits may apply.

Parameter Store

AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store consists of standard and advanced parameters. Standard parameters are available at no additional charge. When you create advanced parameters, you are charged based on the number of advanced parameters stored each month and per API interaction. Charges for parameters stored for less than a month are prorated on an hourly basis. To learn more about advanced parameters visit the AWS Systems Manager documentation or product page.

Information about Parameter Store API throughput limits is available on the Systems Manager limits page. Higher throughput limit settings are applied per account per region. After a higher throughput is enabled, you will be charged per Parameter Store API interaction for standard and advanced parameters. A Parameter Store API interaction is defined as an interaction between an API request and an individual parameter. For example, if a Get request returns ten parameters, that counts as ten Parameter Store API interactions.

Pricing – Parameter Storage

Parameter type Pricing

Standard

No additional charge

Advanced

$0.05 per advanced parameter per month (prorated hourly if the parameter is stored less than a month)

Pricing – API Interactions

Parameter type Pricing - Standard Throughput Pricing - Higher Throughput
Standard No additional charge $0.05 per 10,000 Parameter Store API interactions
Advanced $0.05 per 10,000 Parameter Store API interactions $0.05 per 10,000 Parameter Store API interactions

Pricing example 1

Assume you have 5,000 parameters, of which 500 are advanced parameters. Assume that you have enabled higher throughput limits and interact with each parameter 24 times per day, equating to 3,600,000 interactions per 30-day month. Because you have enabled higher throughput, your API interactions will be charged for standard and advanced parameters. Your monthly bill will be the sum of the cost of the advanced parameters and the API interactions, as follows:

Cost of 500 advanced parameters = 500 * $0.05 per advanced parameter = $25

Cost of 3.6M API interactions = 3.6M * $0.05 per 10,000 interactions = $18

Total monthly cost = $25 + $18 = $43

Pricing example 2

Assume you have 15,000 parameters, of which 7,000 are advanced parameters. Further assume that 3,000 of these advanced parameters expire after 15 hours, and that you have disabled the higher throughput limit. You interact with your parameters 50M times a month, of which only 20M interactions are with advanced parameters. Your monthly bill will be the sum of the cost of advanced parameters and API interactions for advanced parameters, as follows:

Cost of 3,000 parameters stored for less than one month = 3,000 * 0.0105(monthly rate prorated for 15 hours) = $31.5

Cost of 4,000 parameters stored for one month = 4000 * $0.05 = $200

Cost of 7,000 advanced parameters = $200 + $31.5 = $231.5

Cost of 20M API interactions = 20M * $0.05 per 10,000 interactions = $100

Total monthly cost = $231.5 + $100 = $331.5

On-Premises Instance Management

You can set your account- and Region-level settings for on-premises instances to either standard or advanced. With standard on-premises instances, you will be able to register up to 1,000 on-premises instances per account per Region at no additional charge.

If you need to register a larger number of on-premises instances, you can change your account- and Region-level settings for on-premises instances to advanced. This will convert all the existing instances in the account and Region from standard to “advanced.” With advanced on-premises instances, you will also be able to use Systems Manager Session Manager to interactively access your on-premises instances. With this setting, you will also be able to use Systems Manager Patch Manager to patch Microsoft applications hosted on on-premises instances.

Systems Manager advanced instances are priced on a pay-as-you-go basis. You are charged based on the number of advanced instances activated as Systems Manager managed instances and the hours those instances are running. Charges are not incurred for the hours where an advanced on-premises instance is de-registered, shut down, or terminated for the entire hour. This pricing applies to instances (on-premises, other cloud, or Amazon EC2) registered using Systems Manager activations.

Visit the AWS Systems Manager documentation or product page to learn more about advanced on-premises instance management.

On-Premises Instance Tier

(account & Region level setting)

Pricing

Standard

No additional charge

Limit of 1,000 per account per Region

Advanced

$0.00695 per advanced on-premises instance per hour

No Free Tier

Pricing example

You have 500 on-premises instances registered in account A with standard on-premises instance management setting and 1,500 on-premises instances registered in account B for 10 days with advanced on-premises instance management setting.

Cost of 500 instances on standard on-prem instance management in account A = No charge

Cost of 1,500 instances on advanced on-prem instance management in account B = 1,500 * $0.00695 * 10 * 24 = $2,502

Total monthly cost for account A and B would be $2,502

Distributor

Distributor, a Systems Manager feature, helps you distribute and maintain software packages, such as software agents, on your instances. These packages can be AWS service agents or your own agents imported into Systems Manager. Distribution and update checks of AWS agents are provided at no additional charge.

For your own packages, you pay only for what you use. Upon transferring a package into Distributor, you will be charged based on the size and duration of storage for that package, the number of Get and Describe API calls made, and the amount of out-of-Region and on-premises data transfer out of Distributor for those packages.

AWS Packages Pricing

AWS packages

No charge

Non-AWS Packages Pricing

Storage

$0.046 per GB per month

Get or Describe API calls

$0.025 per 1000 Get or Describe API calls

Data transfer (only for out-of-Region or on-premises transfers)

$0.900 per GB transferred from Distributor

Distributor pricing example

Assume you have 100 Amazon EC2 instances and 25 on-premises instances, each requiring three AWS packages and two 100 MB non-AWS packages to be updated on a monthly basis. You choose to check for updates twice a day, resulting in 15,000 Get/Describe API calls for the non-AWS packages.

Your monthly bill will be as follows:

Cost of distributing 3 AWS packages across 125 instances = $0

Storage: Cost of storing 2 non-AWS packages = 2*100 MB * $0.046 per GB = $0.0092

Get, Describe API calls: Cost of 15,000 API calls = 15,000 * $0.025 per 1,000 API calls = $0.375

Data Transfer: Cost of updating 2 non-AWS packages on 25 on-premises instances = 25 * 2 * 100 MB * $0.90 per GB = $4.50

Total monthly charges = $0.0092 + $0.375 + $4.50 = $4.88 or $0.0391 per instance

Automation

Automation, an AWS Systems Manager feature, allows you to safely automate common and repetitive IT operations and management tasks across AWS resources. You pay only for what you use and are charged based on the number and duration of steps.

Step count

A step is defined as an initiated action performed in the Automation execution on a per-resource basis. There is a free tier of 100,000 steps per account per month. Beyond the free tier, each basic step is charged at $0.002 per step.

For multi-account automations, all steps including those run in any child accounts are counted only in the originating account.

Step duration

Each aws:executeScript action step is charged at $0.00003 for every second after a free tier of 5,000 seconds per month. Duration is calculated from the time the script starts running until the script ends, rounded up to the nearest second.

There is no duration charge for other types of Automation steps.

Playbook attachments

When you upload attachments to Automation Playbooks, you are charged based on the size and duration of storage for that attachment and any multi account or Region data transfer.

Playbooks Pricing
Storage $0.046 per GB per month
Data transfer (for cross-account or out-of-Region) $0.900 per GB transferred

Automation pricing example

Assume you run 125,000 steps in a calendar month in an account. There were also 10,000 aws:executeScript steps that ran for a total duration of 100,000 seconds. Your bill for this example is as follows:

Step count:

Total steps (125,000)– Free tier (100,000) = billable basic steps (25,000)

25,000 basic steps * $0.002/basic step = $50

Step duration:

(100,000 seconds aws:executeScript duration – 5,000 seconds Free tier)* 0.00003/second = $2.85

Total monthly charges = $50 + $2.85= $52.85

Data transfer
You are billed at standard AWS data transfer rates.

Separate Charges

Your application workflow may incur other charges if it uses other AWS services or transfers data. For example, if your application workflow invokes an AWS Lambda function, you will be billed for that AWS Lambda use based on your AWS Lambda pricing. For details, see the pricing section of the AWS service or the data transfer type you’re using.

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