Inventory management using SSM

Luna Ricci

Last Update vor 2 Jahren

1. Under Instances & Nodes in the AWS Systems Manager navigation bar, choose Inventory.

      a. Scroll down in the window to the Corresponding managed instances section. Inventory currently contains only the instance data available from EC2.

      b. Choose the InstanceID of one of your systems.

      c. Examine each of the available tabs of data under the Instance ID heading.

2. Inventory collection must be specifically configured and the data types to be collected must be specified.

      a. Choose Inventory in the navigation bar.

      b. Choose Setup Inventory in the top right corner of the window.

3. In the Setup Inventory screen, define targets for inventory:

      a. Under Specify targets by, select Specifying a tag.

      b. Under Tags specify Environment for the key and OELabIPM for the value.

Note: You can select all managed instances in this account, ensuring that all managed instances will be inventoried. You can constrain inventoried instances to those with specific tags, such as Environment or Workload. Or you can manually select specific instances for inventory.

4. Schedule the frequency with which inventory is collected. The default and minimum period is 30 minutes

      a. For Collect inventory data every, accept the default 30 Minute(s).

5. Under parameters, specify what information to collect with the inventory process.

      a. Review the options and select the defaults.

6. (Optional) If desired, you may specify an S3 bucket to receive the inventory execution logs (you will need to create a destination bucket for the logs and add a custom policy for S3 bucket access prior to proceeding):

      a. Check the box next to Sync inventory execution logs to an S3 bucket under the Advanced options.

      b. Provide an S3 bucket name.

      c. (Optional) Provide an S3 bucket prefix.

7. Choose Setup Inventory at the bottom of the page (it can take up to 10 minutes to deploy a new inventory policy to an instance).

8. To create a new inventory policy, from Inventory, choose Setup inventory.

9. To edit an existing policy, choose State Manager in the left navigation menu, select the association, and choose Edit.

Note: You can create multiple Inventory specifications. They will each be stored as associations within Systems Manager State Manager.

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