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Now use AWS Systems Manager to execute complex Ansible playbooks

Source: AWS Today, AWS Systems Manager introduces the ability to execute Ansible playbooks directly from GitHub or Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) through Systems Manager Run Command or State Manager. This lets you use your existing Ansible automations and to benefit from the control and safety provided by Systems Manager.

Now use Session Manager to interactively run individual commands on instances

Source: AWS You can now use AWS Systems Manager Session Manager to specify a single command or a sequence of commands that execute in an interactive shell experience on an Amazon EC2 or on-premises instance. This enables you to easily limit user interaction to a specific command or command sequence, which helps you manage the interactive actions a user can take. 

Now select resource groups as targets for AWS Systems Manager Run Command

Source: AWS Run Command now lets you select a resource group as a command target. Resource groups make it easier to organize, manage, and automate tasks on large numbers of resources at one time. Resource group support as a command target enables you to automate your administrative and ad hoc tasks on all of the managed instances that belong in the resource group. 

Now forward traffic between a local and remote port using Session Manager

Source: AWS You can now use AWS Systems Manager Session Manager to redirect traffic from any port inside a remote Amazon EC2 or on-premises instance to a local port on a client machine.

Easily enable AWS Systems Manager capabilities with Quick Setup

Source: AWS Today, AWS Systems Manager announces the release of Quick Setup, simplifying the way you enable visibility and control of your instances. With Quick Setup, you can easily get started with key Systems Manager capabilities like patch compliance scanning and instance inventory collection.  

Now use AWS Systems Manager Maintenance Windows to select resource groups as targets

Source: AWS AWS Systems Manager Maintenance Windows enable you to define a time window for performing potentially disruptive actions on your instances. You can now use maintenance windows to select a resource group as the target. Resource groups make it easier to organize, manage, and automate tasks on large numbers of resources at one time. By selecting a resource group as the target of a maintenance window, you can perform routine tasks across different resources such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets within the same recurring time window.  

AWS Systems Manager Distributor makes it easier to create distributable software packages

Source: AWS AWS Systems Manager Distributor provides simplified package creation, enabling you to deploy your software packages across instances quickly. Distributor will package your installers so they can be easily used to install and update your software across multiple operating systems.

Discovering Documents Made Easy in AWS Systems Manager Automation

Source: AWS Today, AWS Systems Manager updated the layout for the documents selection screen. Now, documents published by AWS are organized by use case so you can easily navigate and discover them. This update also includes the ability to view custom documents owned by you or shared with you, allowing you to quickly find your custom documents.