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- Track many AWS server configuration
- Faster and easier audit process of your AWS services configuration
- Keeping history of changes means its easy to spot any issues that occur whenever any changes happened
- The interface is not really user friendly and the configuration option is not easy to use either
- Only available for resources within AWS
- Some service can be quite costly, we need to prioritise which service that we would apply AWS config to and leave the less important service without AWS config monitoring
- It can help you define rules for provisioning and configuring of your AWS. We use it for this purpose.
- It maintains configuration history. So you can use the AWS Management Console, API, or CLI to obtain details of past configurations
- It gives you a configuration snapshot of all of your AWS resources and you can store it in AWS S3.
- You can integrate it with AWS CloudTrail to correlate configuration changes to particular events in your account.
- Dashboarding and graphs should be better and more configurable.
- Some time the Config Rules are difficult to understand and configure. They could be made easy or have GUI to configure them. I know it is difficult to build but that would be a good win.
This also allows us to save all our configurations within an S3 bucket.
We get alerts on some workloads via SNS when applicable.
- We are able to use AWS config to track changes within our environments.
- We use AWS Config across multiple accounts (environment segregation) whilst maintaining a central (fully backed up because stores in S3 managed repository.
- Vendor lock-in, no easy migration path for example if you want to move some workloads to Azure, you'd not be able to lift and shift.
- Only at an AWS resource perspective - cannot do desired state configuration at an OS level (which makes sense but be good if you could even as a separate feature within AWS Config).
There are lots of useful scenarios whereby we use this. Other examples [of how] we use AWS Config include Redshift cluster configuration check, cloud trial is enabled.
AWS Config Scorecard Summary
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AWS Config Pricing
- Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
- Entry-level set up fee?No
With AWS Config, you are charged based on the number of configuration items recorded, the number of active AWS Config rule evaluations and the number of conformance pack evaluations in your account. A configuration item is a record of the configuration state of a resource in your AWS account. An AWS Config rule evaluation is a compliance state evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule in your AWS account, and a conformance pack evaluation is the evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule within the conformance pack.
AWS Config Support Options
|Free Version||Paid Version|
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AWS Config Technical Details
|Operating Systems:||Windows, Linux, Mac|
|Supported Countries:||Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific|