Installing and configuring SSM Agent on Amazon EC2 Linux instances - AWS Systems Manager

Installing and configuring SSM Agent on Amazon EC2 Linux instances

SSM Agent processes Systems Manager requests and configures your machine as specified in the request. Use the following procedures to install, configure, or uninstall SSM Agent.

Important

SSM Agent is preinstalled, by default, on the following Amazon Machine Images (AMIs):

  • Amazon Linux

  • Amazon Linux 2

  • Ubuntu Server 16.04

  • Ubuntu Server 18.04

  • Amazon ECS-Optimized

You must manually install SSM Agent on Amazon EC2 instances created from other Linux AMIs.

The source code for SSM Agent is available on GitHub so that you can adapt the agent to meet your needs. We encourage you to submit pull requests for changes that you would like to have included. However, AWS does not currently provide support for running modified copies of this software.

Note

To view details about the different versions of SSM Agent, see the release notes.