Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager (formerly SSM) provides visibility and control over infrastructure hosted inside and outside of AWS.

Concepts

  • Managed Instances are machines under SSM management.
  • The SSM Agent runs on instances to provide much of the functionality.

Features

  • Port forwarding
  • Patch management
  • Remote command execution
  • Secret management
  • OpsCenter
  • Scanning and reporting on policy violations