Posted On: Sep 29, 2020

Amazon Systems Manager Agent (SSM Agent) version 3.0 logs agent start and update events, and you can make these events trigger actions via alarms in Amazon CloudWatch. Additionally, in SSM Agent version 3.0, you can elect to have SSM Agent self-upgrade when the previously installed version of the agent is deprecated.

SSM Agent is a feature of Amazon Systems Manager that you can install and configure on an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an on-premises server, or a virtual machine (VM). SSM Agent makes it possible for Amazon Systems Manager to update, manage, and configure these resources.

SSM Agent is available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

To learn more about SSM Agent version 3.0, see the SSM Agent v3 page in the documentation. To learn more about the SSM Agent, see our User Guide documentation. For information about Amazon Systems Manager, see our product detail page.