AWS Config adapter

Note:This feature is available with IT Asset Management.

The new AWS Config adapter provides an alternative method for establishing a connection to Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2), and allows you to create an integration to query your AWS resources by means of an AWS aggregator. Compared to previously released AWS connections, this new adapter has less setup steps.

To use the AWS Config adapter, AWS Config needs to be enabled on all the relevant AWS accounts that resource data is to be collected from.

When enabled, AWS Config stores configuration data for your resources in AWS. The aggregator is then created to pull the data from selected or all AWS accounts into a single account. From this single account, the FlexNet Beacon will query the aggregator and import the data into IT Asset Management.

After a successful data import: EC2 instances, dedicated hosts, Oracle RDS databases and account details with account names will be visible in IT Asset Management.

For more details on configuring the AWS Config adapter, see Managing AWS EC2 Connections.