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: