Managing Infrastructure State with State Manager and Run Command
AWS Training Architect II
Run Command and State Manager are two core features of the SSM service. They enable users to administer managed hybrid infrastructure remotely as well as maintain persistent configurations on instances on a schedule. Both of these features are used heavily during basic SSM tasks such as Session Manager sessions (Run Command) and querying and maintaining systems inventory (via State Manager associations).<br/> These features can be extremely handy when remotely managing a ton of systems spread across different cloud providers and on-prem datacenter.<br/> State Manager Associations can prove useful in enforcing a fixed configuration across your fleet of instances thereby reducing their drift from standard configuration over time.