CloudWatch Logs centralizes the logs from all of your systems, applications, and AWS services that you use, in a single, highly scalable service. In this lab, you will configure an EC2 instance to stream its Apache web server error logs to CloudWatch Logs. You will configure the agent and then log in to the CloudWatch Logs console to make sure the logs are streamed correctly. By the end of this lab, you will understand how to install the CloudWatch Logs agent and configure it to stream a log to the service.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Download and Run the CloudWatch Logs Installer
Connect to the
webserver-01instance, and install the CloudWatch Logs agent:
wget -O awslogs-agent-setup.py https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws-cloudwatch/downloads/latest/awslogs-agent-setup.py
sudo python ./awslogs-agent-setup.py --region us-east-1
- Configure CloudWatch Logs
Follow the prompts to configure CloudWatch Logs, including opening the IAM console to generate an access key and secret key.
Copy and paste the below path for the log file to upload:
- Log in to the CloudWatch Logs Website
Open the CloudWatch Logs website to observe if the log has streamed correctly.
Also view the contents of the error log in the CLI via:
sudo cat /var/log/apache2/error.log