Viewing available patches - Amazon Systems Manager
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Viewing available patches

With Patch Manager, a capability of Amazon Systems Manager, you can view all available patches for a specified operating system and, optionally, a specific operating system version.


To generate a list of available patches and save them to a file, you can use the describe-available-patches command and specify your preferred output.

To view available patches
  1. Open the Amazon Systems Manager console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Patch Manager.


    If the Amazon Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( 
    The menu icon
  ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Patch Manager.

  3. Choose the Patches tab.


    If you are accessing Patch Manager for the first time in the current Amazon Web Services Region, choose Start with an overview, and then choose the Patches tab.


    For Windows Server, the Patches tab displays updates that are available from Windows Server Update Service (WSUS).

  4. For Operating system, choose the operating system for which you want to view available patches, such as Windows or Amazon Linux.

  5. (Optional) For Product, choose an OS version, such as WindowsServer2019 or AmazonLinux2018.03.

  6. (Optional) To add or remove information columns for your results, choose the configure button ( ) at the top right of the Patches list. (By default, the Patches tab displays columns for only some of the available patch metadata.)

    For information about the types of metadata you can add to your view, see Patch in the Amazon Systems Manager API Reference.