AWS Manager – Manage resources and services
With AWS Manager, you manage your resources and services within Amazon Web Services (AWS). At the same time, you keep an overview of all running services. It is also possible to start and stop the services. We have tried to display the essential information. You can access detailed information about each instance via a direct link to the AWS Management Console.
We have combined all the tools already available from us in this tool. This leaves you with just one application to launch to easily manage your resources and instances.
You can start and stop instances of Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS. With Amazon ECS, you can change the desired number of each service. Each executed command is displayed for you to view more details.
Installation and configuration
The installation is very simple. Save the downloaded file awsmanager.exe in a destination folder of your choice and start the program. At startup a configuration file will be created in the same directory. You change this configuration directly in the program on the “Config” tab.
The only requirement for Tool is an installed AWS cli.
The program uses your user’s default AWS credentials unless specified. You have the option to specify the credentials directly.
You can automatically check for updates when application starts. Additionally, you can already load all existing resources from AWS. Please note that this will delay the program startup.
We have added an additional check for updates. If the option to check for updates is enabled, you will see a message. You can also perform this check manually. In the About tab, you can find the corresponding button.
To load the resources from your AWS account, click the respective button. After a short time, they appear in the overview. Click on one of the generated entries and the details will be loaded.
List all of your EC2 instances. Select an instance and the details will be reloaded from your AWS account. Currently you can start or stop each instance.
Get an overview of your Amazon RDS instances. Select a database instance and the details will be displayed directly. You can start or stop the database instances. We will add more features in one of the next releases (including snapshot).
Get an overview of your Amazon Aurora clusters. Select a database cluster and the details will be loaded directly from your AWS account. You can start or stop the database cluster. You start and stop individual instances of the database cluster using the AWS RDS section.
Get an overview of your Amazon ECS clusters. For each cluster, all services configured for it are loaded. For each service in the cluster, change the number of instances you want. We use this feature to manually start or stop systems that we rarely need.
Get an overview of your Lambda functions. See the most important configurations of your functions. Also the environment variables are visible. Since version 1.2 you can also execute a Lambda function directly. To execute a Lambda function, select the “Invoke” button. The following dialog appears:
You can include a payload. It is mandatory to specify it in JSON format. Please avoid line breaks. The output of the Lambda function is done after successful execution. This may take some time before you see the result.
List all your S3 buckets. By selecting the corresponding S3 bucket, you will get an overview of all objects. Select an object, and you can download it with the download button. If you select a directory, you can download the complete directory to your local computer.
To upload a file, take it and drag the file with the mouse to the appropriate field. Select an existing key (folder) or enter your own (please with ‘/’ at the end, otherwise a prefix will be added). Press the Upload button and the file will be uploaded.
We will still implement further functions for working with Amazon S3. This also includes the deletion of objects and the setting of metadata.
Suggestions and roadmap
We would very much like to enhance our AWS Manager. Help us do that and give us feedback to improve the features. Our goal is not to map the AWS Management Console. We would like to integrate AWS Lambda Starter features in one of the next releases. We look forward to your feedback.
When a new version is released, we will list the changes here.
- New default to update all resources on startup (please refer to configuration)
- Added better description for each button on toolbar (statusbar on bottom of the window)
- improve parsing, if number of resources is larger than 50
This software is freeware. It may also be distributed without our consent! We assume no liability for the software!
The AWS Manager is the combination of all the other tools we currently offer. Through your feedback, we came up with the idea of having everything in one application.