We are easily able to get the record of system information with the help of log file. We get insight into the performance and compliance of our applications and systems from log files. Log files are important for cloud applications.

To install and configure awslogs on Linux, including Amazon Linux, follow these steps:

1. Connect to your Linux instance using SSH.

2. Update the package lists by running the command:

sudo yum update

3. Install the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) by executing the following command:
sudo yum install aws-cli

4. Verify that the AWS CLI is installed correctly by running:
aws --version

5. Install the Python package manager, pip, by executing the command:
sudo yum install python-pip

6. Install awslogs using pip by running:
sudo pip install awslogs

7. Configure awslogs by creating the configuration file. Run the command:
sudo nano /etc/awslogs/awslogs.conf

This command will open the configuration file in the nano text editor. You can use a different editor if you prefer.

8. In the awslogs.conf file, add the log group and log stream configurations for the logs you want to send to CloudWatch Logs. For example:
datetime_format = %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S
file = /var/log/myapp.log
buffer_duration = 5000
log_stream_name = {instance_id}
initial_position = start_of_file
log_group_name = my-log-group

Replace /var/log/myapp.log with the path to your log file, and my-log-group with the name of your desired log group.

9. Save the configuration file and exit the text editor.

10. Start and enable the awslogs service by running the commands:
sudo systemctl start awslogsd
sudo systemctl enable awslogsd

The awslogs agent is now installed and configured to send logs from the specified log file to CloudWatch Logs. You can check the CloudWatch Logs console to view the logs.