AWS Systems Manager
User Guide

Systems Manager Inventory Walkthroughs

Use the following walkthroughs to collect and manage Inventory data. We recommend that you initially perform these walkthroughs with managed instances in a test environment.

Before You Begin

Before you start these walkthroughs, complete the following tasks.

  • Update SSM Agent on the instances 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 Automatically Update SSM Agent (CLI).

  • Verify that your instances meet Systems Manager prerequisites. For more information, see Systems Manager Prerequisites.

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