AWS Systems Manager
User Guide

Assign Targets to a Maintenance Window (Console)

After you create a Maintenance Window, you assign targets where the tasks will run.

To assign targets to a Maintenance Window

  1. In the Maintenance Window list, choose the Maintenance Window you just created.

  2. Choose Actions, and then choose Register targets.

  3. In the Target Name field, enter a name for the targets.

  4. In the Description field, enter a description.

  5. In the Owner information field, specify your name or work alias. Owner information is included in any CloudWatch Events raised while running tasks for these targets in this Maintenance Window.

  6. In the Select targets by section, choose Specifying Tags to target instances by using Amazon EC2 tags that you previously assigned to the instances. Choose Manually Selecting Instances to choose individual instances according to their instance ID.


    If you don't see the instances that you'd like to target, verify that those instances are configured for Systems Manager. For more information, see Setting Up AWS Systems Manager.

  7. Choose Register targets.

If you want to assign more targets to this window, choose the Targets tab, and then choose Register new targets. With this option, you can choose a different means of targeting. For example, if you previously targeted instances by instance ID, you can register new targets and target instances by specifying Amazon EC2 tags.