Setup CloudWatch Memory and Disk Utilization

This is a guide to setting up memory and disk utilization monitoring in CloudWatch. This is not something that is natively supported by CloudWatch and requires some special setup on the instances that you would like to monitor.

When I was attempting to do this for the first time, I found that some of the instructions both from Amazon and around the web were lacking or missing pieces, especially, if you like me are trying to do this installation on Centos 6.

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