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Amazon EC2 Systems Manager
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Working with Automation Documents

An Amazon EC2 Systems Manager Automation document defines the actions that Systems Manager performs on your managed instances and AWS resources. Documents use JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), and they include steps and parameters that you specify. Steps execute in sequential order.

Automation documents are Systems Manager documents of type Automation, as opposed to Command and Policy documents. Automation documents currently support schema version 0.3. Command and Policy documents use schema version 1.2 or 2.0.