AWS add-ins for Microsoft System Center extend the functionality of your existing Microsoft System Center implementation. The add-ins are software that you download and install for use with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. After you install the add-ins, you can use the familiar System Center interface to view and manage your Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows Server resources within the AWS Cloud, as well as Windows Servers installed on-premises.


SCOM 2012
SCOM 2007

AWS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center enables you to view and monitor your AWS resources directly in the Operations Manager console. This way, you can use a single, familiar console to monitor all your resources, whether they are on-premises or in the AWS cloud. You get a consolidated view of all your AWS resources across regions and Availability Zones. It also has built-in integration with Amazon CloudWatch so that the metrics and alarms defined in Amazon CloudWatch surface as performance counters and alerts in Operations Manager.

The AWS Management Pack enables you to gain a deep insight into the health and performance of your applications running within the Amazon EC2 instances. The diagram view generated by the management pack makes it easy to traverse between the application and the infrastructure hosting it, with just a few clicks. For example, you can go from an AWS CloudFormation stack to Elastic Load Balancing to Auto Scaling to your Amazon EC2 instance, and then to your application.

NOTE: If you have a previous version of the AWS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center already installed in your environment please follow the Microsoft recommended steps for updating Management Packs. If you are installing the Management Pack for the first time please follow the instructions in the AWS MP Guide. Questions? Please check the FAQ.


SCVMM

AWS Systems Manager for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) lets you administer your AWS resources using SCVMM. You can monitor and manage your Linux and Microsoft Windows EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud, as well as on-premises virtual machines—from the SCVMM console.

AWS Systems Manager for SCVMM is available to download and install as an add-in to SCVMM. The add-in leverages AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles to authenticate to Amazon EC2. Once setup, you can view all EC2 instances by region and availability zone, in addition to other hypervisors and environments already supported within SCVMM. You can use the SCVMM interface to import on-premises virtual machines to the AWS Cloud. You can also perform common maintenance tasks such as creating, restarting, stopping, and removing instances, as well as remotely accessing an instance using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

To learn more and get started, visit our documentation page. Questions? Please check the FAQ. Please refer to our Microsoft License Mobility page, before you import Microsoft virtual machines. 


Q: What is the AWS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center?

The AWS Management Pack is an extension to Microsoft System Center Operations Manager that enables you to view and monitor your AWS resources directly in the Operations Manager console. This way, you get a single pane of glass to view and monitor your resources, whether they are on-premises or in the AWS cloud.

Q: Which AWS resources can I monitor using the AWS Management Pack?

You can monitor following AWS resources using the AWS Management Pack:

● Amazon EC2 instances (Microsoft Windows and Linux)
● Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes
● Elastic Load Balancing
● AWS CloudFormation stacks
● AWS Beanstalk applications

All the default Amazon CloudWatch metrics for these resources—and any Amazon CloudWatch alarms associated with them—are surfaced as performance counters and alerts in Operations Manager.

Q: Which versions of System Center Operations Manager can I use?

The AWS Management Pack is available for “System Center 2012 – Operations Manager” and “System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2”.

Q: Can I monitor AWS resources that are in different AWS regions?

Yes. The management pack gives you a consolidated view of your resources across multiple regions and Availability Zones.

Q: Can I monitor AWS resources that are in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)?

Yes. The management pack gives you a consolidated view of your resources running in Amazon VPC and Amazon EC2.

Q: Can I monitor AWS resources from multiple AWS accounts?

Yes. You can configure the management pack to monitor AWS resources from multiple AWS accounts. Resources from multiple AWS accounts are monitored separately instead of being consolidated in a single view.

Q: Can I monitor applications running within Amazon EC2 instances?

Yes, provided that (a) the Amazon EC2 instances are running Operations Manager Agent, and (b) the application-specific management packs are imported in Operations Manager. This applies to Amazon EC2 instances running Microsoft Windows as well as Linux.

Q: Can I use IAM credentials instead of AWS root account credentials to monitor AWS resources?

Yes. You can configure the AWS Management Pack to use the access key ID and secret access key of a locked-down IAM user instead of using the credentials of a fully-privileged AWS root account.

Q: Can I use my on-premises Operations Manager for the AWS Management Pack?

Yes. You can choose to run Operations Manager either on-premises or in the AWS cloud.

Q: Where can I find more information about the AWS Management Pack?

A comprehensive guide detailing deploying, using, customizing, and troubleshooting the AWS Management Pack is available here.

Q: Can I use my existing System Center Licenses?

Yes, through Microsoft License Mobility.


Q: What is AWS Systems Manager for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager?

AWS Systems Manager for Microsoft SCVMM is a software add-in that lets you administer your AWS resources using SCVMM. You can monitor and manage your EC2 for Windows instances in the AWS Cloud, as well as on-premises virtual machines—from a single console.

Q: What can I do with Systems Manager for SCVMM?

You can list and view EC2 for Windows instances in any region. You can also start, stop, reboot, and terminate instances, as well as connect via RDP.

Q: Which versions of SCVMM can be used with Systems Manager for SCVMM?

You can use AWS Systems Manager with SCVMM 2012 SP1 and later.

Q: Where do I download Systems Manager for SCVMM?

You can download the add-in here.

Q: How much does Systems Manager for SCVMM cost?

There is no additional cost to download, install or use Systems Manager for SCVMM.

Q: How is this different from the AWS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center?

The AWS Management Pack is used for monitoring and reporting on the performance of EC2 for Windows instances, whereas AWS Systems Manager lets you start, stop, reboot and terminate instances.