CloudWatch agent on MacOS
Download the installation package
Allow it to install
When you try to install it, you will be met with security restriction messages. Go to System preferences -> Security and Privacy -> unlock the padlock (might ask for password, should be the same as the main user) -> allow apps from store and identified developers ->ok
Configure the agent
In command line:
Answer the questions as required. The config file is also located at /opt/aws/amazon-cloudwatch-agent/bin/config.json.
start the agent using the config.json generated by the above.
sudo /opt/aws/amazon-cloudwatch-agent/bin/amazon-cloudwatch-agent-ctl -a fetch-config -m ec2 -c file:/opt/aws/amazon-cloudwatch-agent/bin/config.json -s
check CloudWatch metrics for the new data.
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