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Installing and Configuring SSM Agent on Linux

Hands-On Lab


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The Systems Manager Agent (SSM Agent) is at the heart of all the automation, management, and other tasks possible via Systems Manager. It must be installed on any machine managed by SSM. In this hands-on lab, we will manually install and configure SSM Agent on a Linux OS on an EC2 instance. We will then assign an appropriate SSM IAM role to our EC2 instance to be configured with Systems Manager. This lab assumes some knowledge of Linux — specifically, RHEL/CentOS package management and some general Linux skills.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.