How do I know what version of CloudWatch agent I have?
- In the navigation pane, choose Run Command.
- Choose Run command.
- In the Command document list, choose AmazonCloudWatch-ManageAgent.
- In the Target area, choose the instance to check.
- In the Action list, choose status.
Moreover, how do I know if CloudWatch is running?
You can query the CloudWatch agent to find whether it's running or stopped. You can use AWS Systems Manager to do this remotely. You can also use the command line, but only to check the local server. Open the Systems Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/.
Subsequently, question is, what is AWS CloudWatch agent? Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring and management service that provides data and actionable insights for AWS, hybrid, and on-premises applications and infrastructure resources. With CloudWatch, you can collect and access all your performance and operational data in form of logs and metrics from a single platform.
Keeping this in view, how do I start CloudWatch agent?
Start the CloudWatch Agent Using the Command Line
- Copy the agent configuration file that you want to use to the server where you're going to run the agent.
- In this command, -a fetch-config causes the agent to load the latest version of the CloudWatch agent configuration file, and -s starts the agent.
How do I set up CloudWatch logs?
Configuration for sending OS logs to CloudWatch involves,
- Create IAM Role with relevant permission and attach to Linux instance.
- Install the CloudWatch agent in the instance.
- Prepare the configuration file in the instance.
- Start the CloudWatch agent service in the instance.
- Monitor the logs using CloudWatch web console.