Monitoring and logging Part 1 - Setup

Logs from the EMR jobs can be sent to cloudwatch and s3. In the last section of running sample job, we did not configure logging

We will run the job again now, only this time we will send the logs to s3 and cloudwatch.

Let’s create a cloudwatch log group before we can start sending the logs.

aws logs create-log-group --log-group-name=/emr-on-eks/eksworkshop-eksctl

Now let’s run the job again with logging enabled.

cat > request.json <<EOF 
    "name": "pi-4",
    "virtualClusterId": "${VIRTUAL_CLUSTER_ID}",
    "executionRoleArn": "${EMR_ROLE_ARN}",
    "releaseLabel": "emr-6.2.0-latest",
    "jobDriver": {
        "sparkSubmitJobDriver": {
            "entryPoint": "local:///usr/lib/spark/examples/src/main/python/",
            "sparkSubmitParameters": "--conf spark.executor.instances=2 --conf spark.executor.memory=2G --conf spark.executor.cores=2 --conf spark.driver.cores=1"
    "configurationOverrides": {
        "applicationConfiguration": [
                "classification": "spark-defaults",
                "properties": {
                  "spark.dynamicAllocation.enabled": "false",
                  "spark.kubernetes.executor.deleteOnTermination": "true"
        "monitoringConfiguration": {
            "cloudWatchMonitoringConfiguration": {
                "logGroupName": "/emr-on-eks/eksworkshop-eksctl",
                "logStreamNamePrefix": "pi"
            "s3MonitoringConfiguration": {
                "logUri": "${s3DemoBucket}/"

Trigger the Spark job

aws emr-containers start-job-run --cli-input-json file://request.json


    "id": "00000002u5ipstrq84e",
    "name": "pi-3",
    "arn": "arn:aws:emr-containers:us-west-2:xxxxxxxxxxx:/virtualclusters/jokbdf64kj891f7iaaot3qo9q/jobruns/00000002u5ipstrq84e",
    "virtualClusterId": "jokbdf64kj891f7iaaot3qo9q"