Step 4: Appling the Credentials
Back in the Lightsail terminal from Step 2 I added the newly created credentials to allow the CW Agent to reach into my AWS account and provide information to Cloud Watch.
A minor issue I ran into was the OS and installed packages, the AWS CLI was not installed.
For the duration I switched to root and installed the missing system dependencies.
apt-get update -y &&apt-get install -y python-pip
This installs the Python dependency manager called PIP. Since the AWS-CLI is written in Python, PIP is the prefered method of installation (though other ways exist).
pip install --upgrade pip
pip install awscli --upgrade --user
Making good progress so far.
aws configure --profile AmazonCloudWatchAgent
This is where I needed to provide the ID and API key created in the console last step.
Now that the credentials part is all over on to the next step.