Systems Manager Inventory walkthroughs - AWS Systems Manager

Systems Manager Inventory walkthroughs

Use the following walkthroughs to collect and manage inventory data by using AWS Systems Manager Inventory. We recommend that you initially perform these walkthroughs with managed nodes in a test environment.

Before you begin

Before you start these walkthroughs, complete the following tasks:

  • Update AWS Systems Manager SSM Agent on the nodes you want to inventory. By running the latest version of SSM Agent, you ensure that you can collect metadata for all supported inventory types. For information about how to update SSM Agent by using State Manager, see Walkthrough: Automatically update SSM Agent (CLI).

  • Verify that you have completed the setup requirements for your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and non-EC2 machines in a hybrid and multicloud environment. For information, see Setting up AWS Systems Manager.

  • (Optional) Create a JSON file to collect custom inventory. For more information, see Working with custom inventory.