Operating System Maintenance - SAP NetWeaver on Amazon
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Operating System Maintenance

In general, operating system maintenance across large numbers of EC2 instances can be managed by:

  • Tools specific to each operating system, such as Microsoft System Center

  • Third-party products, such as those available in Amazon Web Services Marketplace

  • Using Amazon Systems Manager

Some common operating system maintenance tasks include:

Patching

You can follow SAP recommended patching processes to update your landscape on Amazon. For operating system patching, with Amazon Systems Manager Patch Manager you can roll out OS patches as per your corporate policies. There are multiple key features like:

  • Scheduling based on tags

  • Auto-approving patches with lists of approved and rejected patches

  • Defining patch baselines

Amazon Systems Manager Patch Manager integrates with IAM, Amazon CloudTrail, and Amazon CloudWatch Events to provide a secure patching experience that includes event notifications and the ability to audit usage. For details about the process, see How Patch Manager Operations Work. If Amazon Systems Manager Patch Manager does not satisfy your requirements, there are third-party products available as well. Some of these products are available in the Amazon Web Services Marketplace.

Maintenance Window

Amazon Systems Manager Maintenance Windows lets you define a schedule for when to perform potentially disruptive actions on your instances, such as patching an operating system, updating drivers, installing software, or applying patches.

Administrator Access

You can access the backend SAP systems for administration purposes using: