AWS Systems Manager
User Guide

AWS Systems Manager State Manager

AWS Systems Manager State Manager is a secure and scalable configuration management service that automates the process of keeping your Amazon EC2 and hybrid infrastructure in a state that you define.

The following list describes the types of tasks you can perform with State Manager.

  • Bootstrap instances with specific software at start-up

  • Download and update agents on a defined schedule, including SSM Agent

  • Configure network settings

  • Join instances to a Windows domain (Windows instances only)

  • Patch instances with software updates throughout their lifecycle

  • Run scripts on Linux and Windows managed instances throughout their lifecycle

State Manager integrates with AWS CloudTrail to provide a record of all executions that you can audit, and Amazon CloudWatch Events to track state changes. You can also choose to store and view detailed command output in Amazon S3.

Getting Started with State Manager

Complete the following tasks to get started with State Manager.

Task For More Information

Verify Systems Manager prerequisites

Systems Manager Prerequisites

Learn more about State Manager

About State Manager

Create and assign a State Manager association to your instances

Create an Association (Console)

Related Content

See the following blog posts for additional examples of how to use State Manager: