Why is SSM Agent version 3.2.582.0 not yet available on Amazon Linux 2?


As mentioned in https://docs.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/latest/userguide/managed-instances-default-host-management.html, SSM Agent version 3.2.582.0 or above have to be used in order to make use of Default Host Management Configuration. However, the latest version on Amazon Linux 2 is 3.1.1732.0 when I use yum update. Do we need to build from source code in order to use it at this moment? Thanks.

asked a year ago502 views
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If you install the agent manually with

sudo yum install -y https://s3.amazonaws.com/ec2-downloads-windows/SSMAgent/latest/linux_amd64/amazon-ssm-agent.rpm

you'll get the required agent version or higher, and the node will register with Systems Manager. I was also surprised the latest Amazon LInux 2 AMI had a version that didn't work, and your question pointed me to that, thank you. Hopefully they will update the AMI soon.

answered a year ago

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