Amazon Systems Manager Quick Setup - Amazon Systems Manager
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Amazon Systems Manager Quick Setup

Use Quick Setup, a capability of Amazon Systems Manager, to quickly configure frequently used Amazon Web Services services and features with recommended best practices. Quick Setup simplifies setting up services, including Systems Manager, by automating common or recommended tasks. These tasks include, for example, creating required Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) instance profile roles and setting up operational best practices, such as periodic patch scans and inventory collection. To get started with Quick Setup, open the Systems Manager console. In the navigation pane, choose Quick Setup.

What are the benefits of Quick Setup?

Benefits of Quick Setup include the following:

  • Simplify service and feature configuration

    Quick Setup walks you through configuring operational best practices and automatically deploys those configurations. The Quick Setup dashboard displays a real-time view of your configuration deployment status.

  • Deploy configurations automatically across multiple accounts

    You can use Quick Setup in an individual Amazon Web Services account or across multiple Amazon Web Services accounts and Amazon Web Services Regions by integrating with Amazon Organizations. Using Quick Setup across multiple accounts helps to ensure that your organization maintains consistent configurations.

  • Eliminate configuration drift

    Configuration drift occurs whenever a user makes any change to a service or feature that conflicts with the selections made through Quick Setup. Quick Setup periodically checks for configuration drift and attempts to remediate it.

Who should use Quick Setup?

Quick Setup is most beneficial for customers who already have some experience with the services and features they're setting up, and want to simplify their setup process. If you're unfamiliar with the Amazon Web Service you're configuring with Quick Setup, we recommend that you learn more about the service. Review the content in the relevant User Guide before you create a configuration with Quick Setup.