Patch Manager

3m 21s

This lesson 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


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

About the Author
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).

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