AWS Systems Manager
User Guide

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Querying an Inventory Collection by Using Filters

After you collect inventory data, you can use the filter capabilities in Systems Manager to query a list of managed instances that meet certain filter criteria.

To query instances based on inventory filters

  1. Open the AWS Systems Manager console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Inventory.


    If the AWS Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Inventory in the navigation pane.

  3. In the Filter by resource groups, tags or inventory types section, choose the filter box. A list of predefined filters appears.

  4. Choose an attribute to filter on. For example, choose AWS:Application. If prompted, choose a secondary attribute to filter. For example, choose AWS:Application.Name.

  5. Choose a delimiter from the list. For example, choose Begin with. A text box appears in the filter.

  6. Type a value in the text box. For example, type Amazon (SSM Agent is named Amazon SSM Agent).

  7. Press Enter. The system returns a list of managed instances that include an application name that begins with the word Amazon.


You can combine multiple filters to refine your search.