Amazon Web Services (AWS) – System Log

Here’s an easy way to review the system log of an EC2 Instance using Amazon Web Service (AWS):

  • Navigate to the Management Console (the starting point of everything in AWS)
  • Click “EC2”
  • Click “Running Instances”
  • Choose the instance you’re interested in by clicking the empty square to its right and turning it solid blue
  • Click Actions -> Instance Settings -> Get System Log

See below for what your screen should look like.

The result will be a pop-up window displaying the system log:

That’s it!

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