hands-on lab

Streaming Logs With Amazon CloudWatch Live Tail

Up to 30m
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Amazon CloudWatch is a native monitoring, logging, and alarming solution provided by AWS. CloudWatch Logs enables teams to consolidate system and application logs into one service in near real-time. The Amazon CloudWatch Logs Live Tail feature offers a log analytics experience by allowing developers to stream CloudWatch Log data from 50+ AWS services in real time.

In this lab, you will learn how to stream, filter, and analyze log events using the CloudWatch Live Tail console.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Stream and analyze Lambda function logs using the CloudWatch Live Tail console

Intended audience

  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Amazon CloudWatch

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

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About the author

Jun Fritz, opens in a new tab
Cloud Labs Developer
Learning paths

Jun is a Cloud Labs Developer with previous experience as a Software Engineer and Cloud Developer. He holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Professional certifications. He also holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator Associate certifications. 

Jun is focused on giving back to the growing cloud community by sharing his knowledge and experience with students and creating engaging content. 

Covered topics

Lab steps

Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Analyzing Lambda Logs With Amazon CloudWatch Logs Live Tail