AWS Systems Manager Operational Capabilities

Systems Manager Explorer is a customizable operations dashboard that reports information about your AWS resources. It gives you an aggregated view of operations data (OpsData) for all your AWS accounts and across AWS Regions. In Explorer, OpsData includes metadata about your managed instances, patch compliance details, and operational work items (OpsItems), as well as your desired state of compliance, a summary of Premium support cases opened, Trusted Advisor checks, and Security Hub findings.

While there is some overlap in functionalities between Explorer and OpsCenter, these two features also relate to each other. Systems Manager OpsCenter provides a central location where operations engineers can view, investigate, and resolve OpsItems related to AWS resources. Explorer is a report hub where DevOps managers can view aggregated summaries of their operations data, including OpsItems. Data across AWS Regions and accounts can be aggregated in Explorer, and OpsCenter is now integrated with Explorer. If you have already set up OpsCenter, Explorer automatically displays operations data, including aggregated information about OpsItems.

AWS Systems Manager Operational Capabilities