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AWS OpsWorks is a configuration management service that provides managed instances of Chef and Puppet. Chef and Puppet are automation platforms that allow you to use code to automate the configurations of your servers. OpsWorks lets you use Chef and Puppet to automate how servers are configured, deployed, and managed across your Amazon EC2 instances or on-premises compute environments. OpsWorks has three offerings, AWS Opsworks for Chef Automate, AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise, and AWS OpsWorks Stacks.
AWS Systems Manager is a management service that helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems. These capabilities help you define and track system configurations, prevent drift, and maintain software compliance of your EC2 and on-premises configurations. By providing a management approach that is designed for the scale and agility of the cloud but extends into your on-premises data center, Systems Manager makes it easier for you to seamlessly bridge your existing infrastructure with AWS.
Systems Manager is easy to use. Simply access Systems Manager from the EC2 Management Console, select the instances you want to manage, and define the management tasks you want to perform. Systems Manager is available now at no cost to manage both your EC2 and on-premises resources.
AWS OpsWorks is ranked 20th in Configuration Management while AWS Systems Manager is ranked 10th in Configuration Management with 1 review. AWS OpsWorks is rated 0.0, while AWS Systems Manager is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of AWS Systems Manager writes "Root cause analysis helps us find source of unexpected spikes". AWS OpsWorks is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, AWS Config, Puppet Enterprise and AWS CloudFormation, whereas AWS Systems Manager is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat Satellite, BigFix and Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
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