#CloudWatch Update – Enhanced Support for #Windows Log Files #aws

Earlier this year, we
launched
a log storage and monitoring feature for AWS CloudWatch. As a quick recap, this
feature allows you to upload log files from your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances to
, where they are stored durably and easily monitored for specific
symbols or messages.

The EC2Config service runs on Microsoft instances
on EC2, and takes on a number of important tasks. For example it is responsible for
uploading log files to CloudWatch. Today we are enhancing this service with support for
Windows Performance Counter data and
ETW (Event Tracing for Windows)
logs. We are also adding support for custom log files.

In order to use this feature, you must enable CloudWatch logs
integration and then tell it which files to upload. You can do this
from the instance by running EC2Config and checking
Enable CloudWatch Logs integration:

The file %PROGRAMFILES%\Amazon\Ec2ConfigService\Settings\.EC2.Windows.CloudWatch.json
specifies the files to be uploaded.

To learn more about how this feature works and how to configure it, head on
over to the AWS Application Management Blog and read about
Using
CloudWatch Logs with Amazon EC2 Running Microsoft Windows Server
.

Jeff;

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