AWS Systems Manager
User Guide

Create a Patch Group

To help you organize your patching efforts, we recommend that you add instances to patch groups by using Amazon EC2 tags. Patch groups require use of the tag key Patch Group. You can specify any value, but the tag key must be Patch Group. For more information about patch groups, see About Patch Groups.

To add instances to a patch group

  1. Open the Amazon EC2 console, and then choose Instances in the navigation pane.

  2. In the list of instances, choose an instance that you want to configure for patching.

  3. From the Actions menu, choose Instance Settings, Add/Edit Tags.

  4. If the instance already has one or more tags applied, choose Create Tag.

  5. In the Key field, type Patch Group.

  6. In the Value field, enter a value that helps you understand which instances will be patched.

  7. Choose Save.

  8. Repeat this procedure to add other instances to the same patch group.