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Automating Patch and State Operations with AWS Systems Manager

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Course Introduction
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Course Summary
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Difficulty
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Duration
19m
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Description

This course looks at the AWS Systems Manager and its features. It covers how to execute commands, apply patches, and establish the desired state for instances.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of AWS Systems Manager
  • Learn about its features
  • Understand how documents can be used to execute commands
  • Apply patches with PatchManager and make resource configuration changes
  • Execute any modification needed to establish the desired state for instances independently of the size of your fleet

Intended Audience

  • Solutions architects
  • Developers
  • System operators
  • Anyone looking for a unified, scalable, and secure way to automate their machine maintenance workflows for multiple operating systems and for Amazon EC2 instances
  • Anyone studying for both the Solutions Architect Associate Certification Exam and SysOps Administrator Associate Certification Exam

Prerequisites

In order to get the most out of this course, you should meet the requirements for the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification and preferably one of AWS's associate-level certifications.

Transcript

Hello, and welcome to this Cloud Academy presentation. A little bit about myself. I'm Jorge Negron, and I'm part of the AWS content development team here at Cloud Academy. If you have any questions about the material being discussed, please feel free to contact me, jorge.negron@cloudacademy.com with any questions, using the details shown on your screen. As an alternative, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our cloud experts will reply to your questions.

In this course, you will be presented with AWS Systems Manager as a collection of features that allow you to manage your machine fleet at scale in AWS. You can also manage it in your own data center or even other cloud platforms. AWS Systems Manager helps you automatically implement complex workflows related to your machine deployment, configuration, updates, and life cycle. You can view and control your infrastructure from a single point of access for management.

As of this writing, AWS Systems Manager includes over 20 different features, all of them intended to permit you to consolidate your machine operations into dashboards, supporting Linux, Windows, and Mac OS operating systems. Dashboards provide you contextual information, guidance, and solution steps to common issues like software updates and patches.

In this module, we will review AWS Systems Manager basic features, including the Systems Manager Agent Software, that is a required component. We will discuss Patch Manager and State Manager as a mechanism to automate configuration and keep your instances configured the way you need them. This course is intended for architects, developers, and system operators, looking for a unified, scalable, and secure way to automate their machine maintenance workloads or multiple operating systems, and for Amazon EC2 instances.

This course also covers some of the objectives for both the Solutions Architect Associate Certification exam, and SysOps Administrator Associate Certification exam. In this course, you will learn about Systems Manager and how it's configured to connect, collect inventory, execute commands, apply patches, and maintain the state of machines in terms of configuration and swapper modules installed. This can be applied to any management and can be run on any number of machines across a variety of operating systems.

In terms of prerequisites, in order to get the most out of this course, you will need to meet the requirements for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification and preferably one of the AWS Associate Level Certifications.

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About the Author
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Jorge Negrón
AWS Content Architect
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Experienced in architecture and delivery of cloud-based solutions, the development, and delivery of technical training, defining requirements, use cases, and validating architectures for results. Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills with attention to details. Hands-on administration/development experience with the ability to mentor and train current & emerging technologies, (Cloud, ML, IoT, Microservices, Big Data & Analytics).