Amazon EC2 Systems Manager
User Guide

Systems Manager Inventory Management

You can use Systems Manager Inventory to collect operating system (OS), application, and instance metadata from your Amazon EC2 instances and your on-premises servers or virtual machines (VMs). You can query the metadata to quickly understand which instances are running the software and configurations required by your software policy, and which instances need to be updated.

Getting Started with Inventory

To get started with Inventory, complete the following tasks.

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Update the SSM Agent on your managed instances to the latest version.

Installing SSM Agent

Configure your on-premises servers and VMs for Systems Manager. After you configure them, they are described as managed instances.

Setting Up Systems Manager in Hybrid Environments

Verify Systems Manager prerequisites.

Systems Manager Prerequisites