Set Up the Command Line Interface
You can use the Amazon CloudWatch command line interface (CLI) or the AWS CLI with CloudWatch. The AWS CLI, which is a unified tool for managing multiple AWS services, replaces the CloudWatch CLI. New CloudWatch features are included only in the AWS CLI. Before you can use either CLI, however, you have to install and configure them.
For information about how to install and configure the AWS CLI, see Getting Set Up with the AWS Command Line Interface in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.
For information about how to install and configure the Amazon CloudWatch CLI, see Set Up the Command Line Interface in the Amazon CloudWatch CLI Reference.