Using Quick Setup - Amazon Systems Manager
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Using Quick Setup

Quick Setup, a capability of Amazon Systems Manager, displays the results of each configuration in the Configurations table on the Quick Setup home page. From this page, you can View details of each configuration, delete configurations from the Actions drop down, or Create configurations. The Configurations table contains the following information:

  • Configuration type – The configuration type chosen when creating the configuration.

  • Deployment type – Indicates whether the deployment applies to the entire organization (Organizational) or only your account (Local).

  • Organizational units – Displays the organizational units (OUs) that the configuration is deployed to if you chose a Custom set of targets. Organizational units and custom targets are only available to the management account of your organization. The management account is the account that you use to create an organization in Amazon Organizations.

  • Regions – The Regions that the configuration is deployed to if you chose a Custom set of targets or targets within your Current account.

  • Deployment status – The deployment status indicates if Amazon CloudFormation successfully deployed the target or stack instance. The target and stack instances contain the configuration options that you chose during configuration creation.

  • Association status – The association status is the state of all associations created by the configuration that you created. The associations for all targets must run successfully; otherwise, the status is Failed.

    Quick Setup creates and runs a State Manager association for each configuration target. State Manager is a capability of Amazon Systems Manager.

Configuration details

The Configuration details page displays information about the deployment of the configuration and its related associations. From this page, you can edit configuration options, update targets, or delete the configuration. You can also view the details of each configuration deployment to get more information about the associations.

Depending on the type of configuration, one or more of the following status graphs are displayed:

Configuration deployment status

Displays the number of deployments that have succeeded, failed, or are running or pending. Deployments occur in the specified target accounts and Regions that contain nodes affected by the configuration.

Configuration association status

Displays the number of State Manager associations that have succeeded, failed, or are pending. Quick Setup creates an association in each deployment for the configuration options selected.

Setup status

Displays the number of actions performed by the configuration type and their current statuses.

Resource compliance

Displays the number of resources that are compliant to the configurations specified policy.

The Configuration details table displays information about the deployment of your configuration. You can view more details about each deployment by selecting the deployment and then choosing View details. The details page of each deployment displays the associations deployed to the nodes in that deployment.

Editing and deleting your configuration

You can edit configuration options of a configuration from the Configuration details page by choosing Actions and then Edit configuration options. When you add new options to the configuration, Quick Setup runs your deployments and creates new associations. When you remove options from a configuration, Quick Setup runs your deployments and removes any related associations.


You can edit Quick Setup configurations for your account at anytime. To edit an Organization configuration, the Configuration status must be Success or Failed.

You can also update the targets included in your configurations by choosing Actions and Add OUs, Add Regions, Remove OUs, or Remove Regions. If you're account isn't configured as the management account or you created the configuration for only the current account, you can't update the target organizational units (OUs). Removing a Region or OU removes the associations from those Regions or OUs.

You can delete a configuration from Quick Setup by choosing the configuration, then Actions, and then Delete configuration. Or, you can delete the configuration from the Configuration details page under the Actions dropdown and then Delete configuration. Quick Setup then prompts you to Remove all OUs and Regions which might take some time to complete. Deleting a configuration also deletes all related associations. This two-step deletion process removes all deployed resources from all accounts and Regions and then deletes the configuration.

Configuration compliance

You can view whether your instances are compliant with the associations created by your configurations in either Explorer or Compliance, which are both capabilities of Amazon Systems Manager. To learn more about compliance, see Working with Compliance. To learn more about viewing compliance in Explorer, see Amazon Systems Manager Explorer.