How To Install And Configure The Amazon Web Services (AWS) CloudWatch Agent On A Windows Server

Network monitoring is a staple of every enterprise IT environment. Thankfully, on AWS we have CloudWatch monitoring to assist us in this endeavor.

In this Snip, we’ll walk you through how to install and configure the AWS CloudWatch agent on an EC2 instance. He’ll start by showing how to attach the appropriate IAM roles to your instances to use CloudWatch, then he’ll show you how to install the client onto a Windows Server and run it with PowerShell.

Prerequisites include:

AWS Account A running EC2 instance with the AWS Systems Manager Agent (SSM Agent) or later (comes installed by default)