Setting up Amazon Systems Manager - Amazon Systems Manager
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Setting up Amazon Systems Manager

Complete the tasks in this section to set up and configure roles, user accounts, permissions, and initial resources for Amazon Systems Manager. The tasks described in this section are typically performed by Amazon Web Services account and systems administrators. After these steps are complete, users in your organization can use Systems Manager to configure, manage, and access your managed nodes. A managed node is any machine configured for Systems Manager. Systems Manager supports the following types of managed nodes: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, edge devices, and on-premises servers and virtual machines (VMs) in a hybrid environment.


If you plan to use Amazon EC2 instances and your own computing resources in a hybrid environment, follow the steps in Setting up Amazon Systems Manager for EC2 instances. That topic presents steps in the best order for completing Systems Manager setup for EC2 instances and hybrid machines.

If you already use other Amazon services, you have completed some of these steps. However, other steps are specific to Systems Manager. Therefore, we recommend reviewing this entire section to ensure that you're ready to use all Systems Manager capabilities.