(Optional) Setting up OpsCenter to centrally manage OpsItems across accounts - Amazon Systems Manager
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(Optional) Setting up OpsCenter to centrally manage OpsItems across accounts

You can use Systems Manager OpsCenter to centrally manage OpsItems across multiple Amazon Web Services accounts in a selected Amazon Web Services Region. This feature is available after you set up your organization in Amazon Organizations. Amazon Organizations is an account management service that enables you to consolidate multiple Amazon accounts into an organization that you create and centrally manage. Amazon Organizations includes account management and consolidated billing capabilities that enable you to better meet the budgetary, security, and compliance needs of your business. For more information, see What is Amazon Organizations? in the Amazon Organizations User Guide

Users who belong to the Amazon Organizations management account can set up a delegated administrator account for Systems Manager. In the context of OpsCenter, delegated administrators can create, edit, and view OpsItems in member accounts. The delegated administrator can also use Systems Manager Automation runbooks to bulk resolve OpsItems or remediate issues with Amazon resources that are generating OpsItems.

Note

You can assign only one account as the delegated administrator for Systems Manager. For more information, see Setting up a delegated administrator for Systems Manager.

Systems Manager offers the following methods for setting up OpsCenter to centrally manage OpsItems across multiple Amazon Web Services accounts.

  • Quick Setup: Quick Setup, a capability of Systems Manager, simplifies set up and configuration tasks for Systems Manager capabilities. For more information, see Amazon Systems Manager Quick Setup.

    Quick Setup for OpsCenter helps you complete the following tasks for managing OpsItems across accounts:

    • Registering an account as the delegated administrator (if the delegated administrator hasn't already been designated)

    • Creating required Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies and roles

    • Specifying an Amazon Organizations organization or organizational units (OUs) where a delegated administrator can manage OpsItems across accounts

    For more information, see (Optional) Configure OpsCenter to manage OpsItems across accounts by using Quick Setup.

    Note

    Quick Setup isn't available in all Amazon Web Services Regions where Systems Manager is currently available. If Quick Setup isn't available in a Region where you want to use it to configure OpsCenter to centrally manage OpsItems across multiple accounts, then you must use the manual method. To view a list of Amazon Web Services Regions where Quick Setup is available, see Availability of Quick Setup in Amazon Web Services Regions.

  • Manual set up: If Quick Setup isn't available in the Region where you want to configure OpsCenter to centrally manage OpsItems across accounts, then you can use the manual procedure to do so. For more information, see (Optional) Setting up OpsCenter to centrally manage OpsItems across accounts.