AWS Systems Manager
User Guide

Working with Patch Manager (Console)

To use Patch Manager, complete the following tasks. These tasks are described in more detail in this section.

  1. Verify that the default patch baselines meet your needs, or create patch baselines that define a standard set of patches for your instances.

  2. Organize instances into patch groups by using Amazon EC2 tags (optional, but recommended).

  3. Schedule patching by using a Maintenance Window that defines which instances to patch and when to patch them.

  4. Monitor patching to verify compliance and investigate failures.

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