AWS Systems Manager
API Reference (API Version 2014-11-06)

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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 EC2 instance or on-premises machine 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 Amazon EC2 instances, see the Amazon EC2 API Reference. For information about how to use a Query API, see Making API Requests.

This document was last published on October 21, 2019.