AWS Management Tools provide templated resource provisioning, configuration management, cloud monitoring, and security & compliance.
AWS Management Tools are a set of services that help IT administrators, systems administrators, and developers more easily manage and monitor their hybrid infrastructure resources.
Utilising Amazon’s fully managed services, you can automatically provision, configure, and manage your AWS or on-premises resources at scale. This includes monitoring infrastructure logs and metrics using real-time dashboards and alarms.
Here is a list of the services AWS Management tools has to offer that are available now:
AWS CloudFormation lets developers and systems administrators create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion.
AWS OpsWorks is a configuration management service that helps you configure and operate applications of all shapes and sizes using Chef. You define the application’s architecture, the specification of each component including package installation, software configuration and resources such as storage.
Amazon EC2 Systems Manager enables you to automate key management tasks such as collecting system inventory, applying OS patches, automating image creation, and configuring OS and applications at scale.
AWS CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, set alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources.
AWS Config is a fully managed service providing you with an AWS resource inventory, configuration history, and configuration change notifications to enable security and governance. Config rules let you create rules that automatically check the configuration of AWS resources.
AWS CloudTrail is a web service that records AWS API calls for your account and delivers you the log files. The recorded information has the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service.
AWS Service Catalog allows organizations to create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS. These IT services can include virtual machine images, servers, software, and databases as well as complete multi-tier application architectures.
AWS Trusted Advisor is an online resource to help you reduce cost, increase performance, and improve security by optimizing your AWS environment, Trusted Advisor provides real time guidance to help you provision your resources following AWS best practices.