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Description

AWS Systems Manager is a collection of capabilities that helps you automate management tasks such as collecting system inventory, applying operating system (OS) patches, automating the creation of Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), and configuring operating systems (OSs) and applications at scale. Systems Manager lets you remotely and securely manage the configuration of your managed instances. A managed instance is any Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instance (EC2 instance), or any on-premises server or virtual machine (VM) in your hybrid environment that has been configured for Systems Manager.

This reference is intended to be used with the AWS Systems Manager User Guide .

To get started, verify prerequisites and configure managed instances. For more information, see Setting up AWS Systems Manager in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide .

For information about other API actions you can perform on EC2 instances, see the Amazon EC2 API Reference . For information about how to use a Query API, see Making API requests .

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