Capability Hands-on Labs

This workshop is intended to provide a 200 level hands-on experience with core AWS Systems Manager capabilities. Lets start with a brief overview of AWS Systems Manager capabilities:

  1. Resource Groups - Group AWS resources together by any purpose or activity you choose, such as application, environment, region, project, campaign, business unit, or software lifecycle.
  2. Documents - Centrally define the configuration options, policies, and the actions that Systems Manager performs on your managed instances and other AWS resources.
  3. Run Command - Run a command, with rate and error controls, that targets an entire fleet of managed instances.
  4. Session Manager - Securely connect to a managed instance with a single click, without having to open an inbound port or manage SSH keys.
  5. Distributor - Distributor lets you package your own software - or find AWS-provided software packages - to install on AWS Systems Manager managed instances.
  6. State Manager - Use and create runbook-style SSM documents that define the configuration state for your managed instances or other AWS resources.
  7. Patch Manager – Simplify your operating system patching process for Windows and Linux.
  8. Maintenance Window - Automatically perform tasks during defined windows of time.
  9. Compliance - Quickly see which resources in your account are out of compliance and take corrective action from a centralized dashboard.
  10. Parameter Store - Separate your secrets and configuration data from your code by using parameters, with or without encryption, and then reference those parameters from a number of other AWS services.
  11. Inventory - Perform automated inventory by collecting metadata about your Amazon EC2, on-premises, or other cloud managed instances. Metadata can include information about applications, network configurations, and more.
  12. Automation - Automate or schedule a variety of operation, maintenance, and deployment tasks.
  13. OpsCenter - Centrally view, investigate, and resolve operational work items related to AWS resources.
  14. Change Calendar - Create calendar events to allow or block changes to your AWS resources.
  15. Explorer - View consolidated operations data from multiple AWS accounts and Regions that you manage.
  16. AppConfig - Create, manage, and safely deploy application configuration data to your targets at runtime.
  17. Hybrid Activations - Create an activation to register on-premises servers and virtual machines (VMs), non-AWS Cloud servers, and other devices with AWS Systems Manager. Centrally manage Amazon EC2 instances and your hybrid environment from one location.

Hands-on Labs Agenda

The lab sections align with the Immersion Day content. Please work with your account team to deliver the material in the intended structure.

We will be using Amazon Event Engine to deliver the labs. Event Engine provides a safe environment for learning with dedicated AWS accounts which incur no cost to the participants.

Please proceed to the Event Engine access lab.