AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager - AWS Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager

Fleet Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, is a unified user interface (UI) experience that helps you remotely manage your nodes running on AWS or on premises. With Fleet Manager, you can view the health and performance status of your entire server fleet from one console. You can also gather data from individual nodes to perform common troubleshooting and management tasks from the console. This includes connecting to Windows instances using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), viewing folder and file contents, Windows registry management, operating system user management, and more. To get started with Fleet Manager, open the Systems Manager console. In the navigation pane, choose Fleet Manager.

Who should use Fleet Manager?

Any AWS customer should use Fleet Manager who wants to have a centralized way to do the following:

  • Manage their node fleet

  • Manage their Amazon ECS clusters

How can Fleet Manager benefit my organization?

Fleet Manager offers these benefits:

  • Perform a variety of common systems administration tasks without having to manually connect to your managed nodes.

  • Manage nodes running on multiple platforms from a single unified console.

  • Manage nodes running different operating systems from a single unified console.

  • Manage ECS containers from a single unified console.

  • Improve the efficiency of your systems administration.

What are the features of Fleet Manager?

Key features of Fleet Manager include the following:

  • Access the Red Hat Knowledgebase Portal

    Access binaries, knowledge-shares, and discussion forums on the Red Hat Knowledgebase Portal through your Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) instances.

  • Managed node status

    View which managed instances are running and which are stopped. For more information about stopped instances, see Stop and start your instance in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances. For AWS IoT Greengrass core devices, you can view which are online, offline, or show a status of Connection lost.

    Note

    If you stopped your managed instance before July 12, 2021, it won't display the stopped marker. To show the marker, start and stop the instance.

  • View instance information

    View information about the folder and file data stored on the volumes attached to your managed instances, performance data about your instances in real-time, and log data stored on your instances.

  • View edge device information

    View the AWS IoT Greengrass Thing name for the device, the SSM Agent ping status and version, and more.

  • Manage accounts and registry

    Manage operating system (OS) user accounts on your instances and registry on your Windows instances.

  • Control access to features

    Control access to Fleet Manager features using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies. With these policies, you can control which individual users or groups in your organization can use various Fleet Manager features, and which managed nodes they can manage.