CloudWatch Logs: Agent for EC2

Length: 00:22:47

Lesson Summary:

OS-Level metrics and Logs are not sent to CloudWatch from EC2 by default. These metrics include memory, disk-use percentages, and swap file usage. For you to be able to incorporate these in your logging, the CloudWatch Agent must be installed. This video walks through a CloudWatch Agent install and configuration and shows examples of the logs.

Commands to install CloudWatch Agent:

sudo ./
sudo /opt/aws/amazon-cloudwatch-agent/bin/amazon-cloudwatch-agent-config-wizard
sudo /opt/aws/amazon-cloudwatch-agent/bin/amazon-cloudwatch-agent-ctl -a fetch-config -m ec2 -c file:/opt/aws/amazon-cloudwatch-agent/bin/config.json -s

Fetching Config From SSM

sudo /opt/aws/amazon-cloudwatch-agent/bin/amazon-cloudwatch-agent-ctl -a fetch-config -m ec2 -c ssm: AmazonCloudWatch-linux -s

SSM Commands Run

AWS-ConfigureAWSPackage and AmazonCloudWatch-ManageAgent

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