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Setting Up AWS Systems Manager

This section describes tasks and prerequisites for setting up AWS Systems Manager. Use the following table to help you get started.

What do you want to do with Systems Manager? Set up tasks

Test it out / Play with it

  1. Verify permissions and create an instance profile role.

  2. Create a few Amazon EC2 test instances (free tier) from recent Amazon Linux, Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS, or Windows AMIs.

  3. Test out Systems Manager. Here are some walkthroughs to help you get started.

    Note

    Some of these walkthroughs require additional setup tasks, such as additional permissions, before you can complete them.

Use Systems Manager to manage and configure my existing EC2 instances
Use Systems Manager to manage and configure my servers and VMs in a hybrid environment