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AWS Systems Manager for Microsoft System Center VMM

AWS Systems Manager for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) provides a simple, easy-to-use interface for managing AWS resources, such as EC2 instances, from Microsoft SCVMM. It is implemented as an add-in for the VMM console. For more information, see AWS Add-ins for Microsoft System Center.


            AWS Systems Manager add-in

Features

  • Administrators can grant permissions to users so that they can manage EC2 instances from SCVMM.

  • Users can launch, view, reboot, stop, start, and terminate instances, if they have the required permissions.

  • Users can get the passwords for their Windows instances and connect to them using RDP.

  • Users can get the public DNS names for their Linux instances and connect to them using SSH.

  • Users can import their Hyper-V Windows virtual machines from SCVMM to Amazon EC2.

Limitations

  • Users must have an account that they can use to log in to SCVMM.

  • You can't import Linux virtual machines from SCVMM to Amazon EC2.

  • This is not a comprehensive tool for creating and managing AWS resources. The add-in enables SCVMM users to get started quickly with the basic tasks for managing their EC2 instances. Future releases might support managing additional AWS resources.

Requirements

  • An AWS account

  • Microsoft System Center VMM 2012 R2 or System Center VMM 2012 SP1 with the latest update roll-up

Getting Started

To get started, see the following documentation: