Overview - Server Fleet Management at Scale


Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers who own a fleet of servers are sometimes unsure of how to best automate their fleet management for operational efficiency and maintenance. AWS Systems Manager provides a unified user interface so customers can view operational data from multiple AWS services, and allows customers to automate operational tasks across their AWS resources. With Systems Manager, customers can maintain a consistent configuration of their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or on-premises instances. They can also automate maintenance and deployment tasks, or automatically apply patches, updates, and configuration changes across any resource group.

To help customers more easily leverage the capabilities of Systems Manager, AWS offers the Server Fleet Management at Scale solution. This solution combines Systems Manager with Amazon Inspector, an automated security assessment service, to help simplify software inventory management, OS patch compliance, and security vulnerability assessments on managed instances. The solution is easy-to-deploy, and automatically provisions the services necessary to automate server fleet management.


You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this reference deployment. As of the date of publication, the cost for running this solution with default settings in the US East (N. Virginia) Region for 100 Amazon EC2 instances, and daily Amazon Inspector assessments is approximately $562.50 per month. This pricing does not include variable charges incurred from Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), AWS Lambda, or Amazon CloudWatch.

Prices are subject to change. For full details, see the pricing webpage for each AWS service you will be using in this solution.