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AWS Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager can easily become the operations hub for your AWS applications and resources, and is broken into the following four core feature groups. Operations Management, Application Management, Change Management and node Management.

You can also use Parameter Store parameters with other Systems Manager capabilities and AWS services to retrieve secrets and configuration data from a central store.


Firemind utilises AWS Systems Manager to centralise operational data from multiple AWS services and automate tasks across your AWS resources. You can create logical groups of resources such as applications, different layers of an application stack, or production versus development environments.

With Systems Manager, you can select a resource group and view its recent API activity, resource configuration changes, related notifications, operational alerts, software inventory and patch compliance status. It lets you take action on each resource group depending on your unique operational needs.

Systems Manager provides a central place to view and manage your AWS resources, so you can have complete visibility and control over your operations. You have access to; Fleet Manager, compliance standards, inventory status, session and state managers and many more to choose from.

AWS Systems Manager overview 2023 - Firemind

Centralise operational data

Aggregate data in a single console and gain actionable insights across AWS services such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config, as well as third-party tools.

Automatically resolve application issues

Leverage operational data to easily manage applications and identify issues quickly across associated AWS resource groups.

Implement best practices

Automate proactive processes such as patching and resource changes, as well as reactive processes, to quickly diagnose and remediate operational issues before they affect users.

Remediate security events

Adapt your security and compliance profile and analyse security events after the fact to prevent a future reoccurrence.

AWS Systems Manager provides a unified user interface where you can track and resolve operational issues across your AWS applications and resources, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) instances.

With AWS Systems Manager, you can start for free with features included with the AWS Free Tier. There are no minimum fees or upfront commitments.

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