AWS Resource Access Manager
User Guide

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Shareable Resources

AWS RAM lets you share resources that are provisioned and managed in other AWS services. AWS RAM does not let you manage resources, but it does provide the features that let you make resources available across AWS accounts.

The following sections list the services that integrate with AWS RAM, and the resources that support sharing.

Amazon EC2

You can share the following Amazon EC2 resources using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Capacity Reservations

Create and manage Capacity Reservations centrally, and share the reserved capacity with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts launch their Amazon EC2 instances into centrally-managed reserved capacity. For more information, see Working with Shared Capacity Reservations in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

Subnets

Create and manage subnets centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts launch their application resources into centrally-managed VPCs. These resources include Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) databases, Amazon Redshift clusters, and AWS Lambda functions. For more information, see Working with VPC Sharing in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Traffic mirror targets

Create and manage traffic mirror targets centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts send mirrored network traffic from traffic mirror sources in their accounts to a shared, centrally-managed traffic mirror target. For more information, see Cross-Account Traffic Mirroring Targets in the Traffic Mirroring Guide.

Transit gateways

Create and manage transit gateways centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts route traffic between their VPCs and on-premises networks through a shared, centrally-managed transit gateway. For more information, see Sharing a Transit Gateway in the Transit Gateways Guide.

AWS License Manager

You can share the following AWS License Manager resources using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

License configurations

Create and manage license configurations centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets you enforce centrally-managed licensing rules that are based on the terms of your enterprise agreements across multiple AWS accounts. For more information, see Using License Configurations in the AWS License Manager User Guide.

Amazon Aurora

You can share the following Amazon Aurora resources using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

DB clusters

Create and manage a DB cluster centrally, and share it with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts clone a shared, centrally-managed DB cluster. For more information, see Cross-Account Aurora DB Cluster Cloning in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.

Amazon Route 53

You can share the following Amazon Route 53 resources using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Forwarding rules

Create and manage forwarding rules centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts forward DNS queries from their VPCs to the target IP addresses defined in shared, centrally-managed resolver rules. For more information, see Sharing Forwarding Rules with Other AWS Accounts and Using Shared Rules in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.