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AWS Systems Manager Run Command

AWS Systems Manager Run Command 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. Run Command enables you to automate common administrative tasks and perform ad hoc configuration changes at scale. You can use Run Command from the AWS console, the AWS Command Line Interface, AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell, or the AWS SDKs. Run Command is offered at no additional cost.

Administrators use Run Command to perform the following types of tasks on their managed instances: install or bootstrap applications, build a deployment pipeline, capture log files when an instance is terminated from an Auto Scaling group, and join instances to a Windows domain, to name a few.

Getting Started

The following table includes information to help you get started with Run Command.

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Tutorial: Remotely Manage Your Amazon EC2 Instances (Amazon EC2 User Guide)

(Optional) The tutorial shows you how to quickly send a command using Run Command with AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell or the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

Systems Manager Prerequisites

(Required) Verify that your instances meet the minimum requirements for Run Command, configure required roles, and install the SSM Agent.

Setting Up AWS Systems Manager in Hybrid Environments

(Optional) Register on-premises servers and VMs with AWS so that you can manage them using Run Command.

Running Commands Using Systems Manager Run Command

Learn how to run a command from the EC2 console and how to run commands to a fleet of managed instances.

Run Command Walkthroughs

Learn how to run commands using either AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell or the AWS CLI.

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