Amazon Web Services (AWS) : Systems Manager

AWS System Manager is used to manage your infrastructure in AWS and manage your servers on-premises and even in other cloud providers (e.g. azure, etc). 

AWS System Manager contains the following tools:

  • Resource Groups – Used to organize your AWS resources in the same AWS region.
  • Run Command –  Lets you remotely and securely manage the configuration of your managed instances.
  • Inventory – Collect metadata from your AWS managed instances.
  • Distributor – Lets you package your own software to install onto AWS managed instances
  • Patch Manager – Automates the process of patching managed instances with both security related and other types of updates.
  • Automation – Simplifies common maintenance and deployment tasks of Amazon EC2 instances and other AWS resources
  • Parameter Store – Provides secure, hierarchical storage for configuration data management and secrets management
  • State Manager – Provides a secure and scalable configuration management service that automates the process of keeping your Amazon EC2 and hybrid infrastructure in a state that you define
  • Maintenance Windows – Lets you define a schedule for when to perform potentially disruptive actions on your instances such as patching an operating system, updating drivers, or installing software or patches.
  • Session Manager – Provides secure and auditable instance management without the need to open inbound ports, maintain bastion hosts, or manage SSH keys through an interactive one-click browser-based shell or through the AWS CLI.  

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