The Console Output tab shows generated meta-data, which is useful for troubleshooting. The host of an EC2 instance captures the console output and "posts" it to the EC2 management server from where it can be retrieved and displayed.
There are a few details you should know about the console output:
Click the Reload button to observe the last output data, which includes the timestamp and output size. EC2 will be queried each time the button is clicked.Manage > Servers > Show > Console Output tab
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