AWS Systems Manager

4.4
(19 reviews)

AWS Systems Manager gives you visibility and control of your infrastructure on AWS. Systems Manager provides a user interface so you can view operational data from multiple AWS services and allows you to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources.

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AWS Systems Manager review by Mengen G.
Mengen G.
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"A nice tool to manage your AWS resource"

What do you like best?

I just started to look into this service and tried different things and I have to say this works so well managing your AWS resources. It saves you time to manage EC2 instances, configurations etc. One thing I did is to use the System Manager to store configuration file and deploy the configuration to my EC2 instances. The configuration is to set up the CloudWatch Agent and push the metrics to CloudWatch. It worked really well. You do not have to go into each instance and deploy the configuration file. With one click you set up all instances.

What do you dislike?

I have not found anything I do not like. Enjoying it so far.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking something to manage/configure your AWS resources, this is the right choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this service to manage my AWS resources to save my time and troubles.

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AWS Systems Manager review by Administrator
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"Great EC2 add-on"

What do you like best?

AWS Systems Manager is a great too to manage your security upgrades across your fleet of servers.

The agent is extremely easy to install on the servers, and reports back immediately to the AWS console with the state of the server.

Also, there is no additional charge when you use that service. If you haven't turned it on yet, you should install it now!

What do you dislike?

The User Interface is not very intuitive at first. I guess it could be a little easier to find things at first.

But then, once you get used to it and click around a little more, you quickly get how it works and how powerful it is.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation for security, while monitoring EC2 instances better.

We are now receiving AWS CloudWatch alerts when the system needs to be upgraded, and it is much easier to monitor the state of our instances. I definitely recommend!

What Enterprise IT Management Suites solution do you use?

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AWS Systems Manager review by Chad V.
Chad V.
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"Great way to remotely manage and update instances"

What do you like best?

Systems Manager provides an easy way to install software, gather data and manage fleets of instances without having to remote into each one. Systems Manager also provides remote shell access without having to use a bastion host. Parameter Store also makes a great and cheaper alternative to Secrets Manager.

What do you dislike?

Noting really to dislike. Services work as advertised.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Systems Manager allows to to remotely and programmatically configure our instances, install software and join them to our domain. This allows us to quickly and easily spin up new instances with zero human interaction.

AWS Systems Manager review by vimal k.
vimal k.
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"AWS Systems Manager - Gain operational insights "

What do you like best?

AWS Systems Manager can streamline and improve operations and compliance for System Software Manager(SSM) users moving forward.

What do you dislike?

we expect the new AWS Systems Manager to improve the security .

Recommendations to others considering the product

AWS Systems Manager gives you perceivability and control of your infrastructure on AWS

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AWS Systems Manager integrated compliance dashboards, automated patching, and data that will help us to expedite problem resolution. The new AWS Systems Manager is available across all public AWS regions

AWS Systems Manager review by Gil B.
Gil B.
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"Extremely beneficial for industries requiring compliance"

What do you like best?

Compliance features are amazing

the framework itself doesn't take much getting used to

interfaces nicely with parameter store for enhanced flexibility

What do you dislike?

occasional agent instability

some error conditions appear as successes

can be hard to debug issues at times

inventory management could have used improvement

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd still go with it for compliance related tasks or when concise control of attributable maintenance actions is required

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AWS SM offers a way to have a full track record of administrative actions taken at a wide plethora of non-uniform systems being managed including ones taking ad-hoc steps and limit specific procedures for support personnel

AWS Systems Manager review by Ray R.
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"Provides plenty of flexibility for those always on the go"

What do you like best?

Very easy to not only manage separate instances without having to remote into them, but intuitive parameters make broad patches a cinch.

What do you dislike?

None to be honest. The only slight issue was a technical glitch regarding my firewall picking it up as a problem (which it was not).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Honestly a very good purchase. Would recommend if you're looking for an easy way to manage multiple instances without having to manually enter them one at a time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring and changing multiple EC2 instances.

AWS Systems Manager review by User
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"systems manager makes keeping your servers patched a breeze"

What do you like best?

the ability to set patch baselines, create maintenance windows when patches can be updated, and then the patch monitoring is very useful.

What do you dislike?

a new dashboard was recently released, but the work we did was not moved over. Everything still works, we just have to get to it through ec2 dashboard instead of going directly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use systems manager to monitor and maintain our patch compliance. We have tags on our instances stating what patch group they belong to. Systems manager monitors these groups, notifies us if a server come out of compliance, and then updates the patch during a defined maintenance window.

AWS Systems Manager review by Administrator
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"This is one of the best services which helps hybrid cloud integration"

What do you like best?

The features of this service are very helpful to link internal data resources to AWS without sharing the AWS credentials. This helps us to setup secure our environments in a unique way.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally, I noticed service outages and most of the time it doesn't get reflected in the health dashboard.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Credential less integration to in-house systems

AWS Systems Manager review by User
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"Good but still needs work"

What do you like best?

Clean updated interface. Many options including sending the logs/output to an s3. Patch Baseline feature has been really helpful in having customized patching for specific OS types.

What do you dislike?

There should be a way to programmatically get the OS type. As of now we can only get the os from the console.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to save time in patching all our servers. This helps save time in automating our patching without manually going to each instance. Also saved us time in developing our own automation.

AWS Systems Manager review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"Good system for large enterprises"

What do you like best?

It's easy to manage and maintain, even in our case when we have mix of linux and windows EC2 instances

What do you dislike?

I don't think this I have something specific to dislike

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are managing several dozens of different EC2 instances

AWS Systems Manager review by User
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"Specifically for the parameter store under AWS Systems Manager"

What do you like best?

Secure. Easy to use when using the command line interface.

What do you dislike?

UI is terrible and inefficient. The search feature does not filter and search results correctly. It is tedious to sort through incorrect results or trying different combination to obtain a query that yields correct results. Also, it has a two-step search instead of directly typing into the search bar which is very tedious.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use CLI to interact with it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides security

AWS Systems Manager review by karthik b.
karthik b.
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"best systems manager"

What do you like best?

have used the systems manager for a while and by far the best

What do you dislike?

there isn't much to dislike about the product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it gives the best visibility and control of our infrastructure on AWS

AWS Systems Manager review by Consultant in Marketing and Advertising
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"AWS Systems is old school"

What do you like best?

It's nice to be able to drill into details of sales and reporting

What do you dislike?

the management portal side of the AWS system is clunky and had many limiatios for the vendor

Recommendations to others considering the product

i would be sure to contact amazon AWS team and connect with a rep and keep a consistent categorical representative throughout your time with AWS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

solving the back end of customer service, interactions and help for all of our sales

AWS Systems Manager review by User
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"Great EC2 add on"

What do you like best?

Aws system manager is a great too to manage your security upgrades across your fleet of servers system manager provides an easy way to install software gather data and manage fleets of instances without having to remote into each one

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Credential less integration to in house system we use system managers to monitor and maintain our patch compliance we are trying to save time in patching all our servers

AWS Systems Manager review by User
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"So Confusing but Better with Chamber"

What do you like best?

Parameter store is the most useful thing here, since it is free

What do you dislike?

I dislike how confusing it is to set up - especially IAM implementation and set up

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Chamber, it helps a lot with setting this up, and integrates well with aws-vault

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving storing secrets across environments

AWS Systems Manager review by User in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

AWS is extremely easy to use. It is fast and flexible. NoSQL database with seamless scalability

What do you dislike?

I can honestly say there isn’t anything I dislike

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Runnning code to resize images. That way they can be seen on different devices, such as desktop, tablets and phones

AWS Systems Manager review by User
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"A neat program to add to you business."

What do you like best?

AWS In My opinon an others ive noticed Gives you visibility and control of your infrastructure , Unlike others Ive used.

What do you dislike?

Program Was Confusing to navigate at times , wasnt self expliantory .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was able to manage Raspberry Pi devices easily.

AWS Systems Manager review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"AWS systems manager is great"

What do you like best?

This really helps us manage all our other AWS tools much more effeciently

What do you dislike?

Can be difficult to set up at first, once you get it going though it's great

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just making our AWS systems run much quicker and more efficently

AWS Systems Manager review by Consultant
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"Awesome interface"

What do you like best?

UI/UX design and interface. It is easy to use.

What do you dislike?

I don't have anything to say for this part.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improve efficiency.

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