Posted On: Apr 5, 2021

Run Command, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now displays up to 24,000 characters of the output log of a Run Command invocation from the console. This is an increase from the 2,500 characters available in the console before this enhancement. Additionally, you can now view the output and error logs separately, and you can copy the logs or download them as text files directly from the console. This feature reduces the need to navigate to the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) or Amazon CloudWatch consoles to view and download logs for Run Command invocations, which helps you troubleshoot invocation issues more quickly.

Starting today, when you view the log output for an instance from the AWS Systems Manager console, you will see separate output and error logs for each step in the Run Command invocation. You can download the output and error logs from the console by choosing Download on each of the views.

This feature is now available in all AWS Regions where AWS Systems Manager Run Command is available, except in the AWS China regions. To learn more about Run Command, see the Run Command documentation. For information about AWS Systems Manager, see our product detail page.