Let's have a quick look at this week's AWS updates!

  • AWS Security Hub now integrated with Amazon Detective and AWS Firewall Manager
  • The Session Manager is now available directly from the EC2 console.
  • EC2 fleet now allows you to use available capacity reservations.


AWS Security Hub integrates with Amazon Detective and AWS Firewall Manager

An AWS Security Hub is a way of seeing all of your security alerts across multiple AWS accounts at once. Using Security Hub, you no longer have to log into multiple AWS to view your alerts. So starting this week, Security Hub integrates with Amazon Detective and Firewall Manager allowing you to view alerts from both services using a single browser window.


Session Manager now available directly from the EC2 console

Session Manager is now available directly from EC2 console. Session Manager provides a secure browser-based interactive shell to the selected EC2 Linux or Windows instances without having to use third-party applications such as the Putty Terminal, Remote Desktop etc. Previously, this was only available in the AWS Systems Manager Console, however, from now on, it is available directly from the EC2 console.


EC2 fleet now allows you to use available capacity reservations

An EC2 fleet is a service that allows you to launch fleets of instances that may contain different Availability Zones and across different pricing structures such as spot, on-demand and reserved instances all in a single API call. So starting this week, you can now configure EC2 fleet to utilize on-demand, capacity reservations first when launching on-demand instances. An EC2 fleet will then look for available capacity reservations within the instance pool specified and will fully utilize available capacity reservations before launching on-demand instances on net new capacity.