Start the CloudWatch Logs Agent
If the CloudWatch Logs agent did not start automatically after installation, or if you stopped the agent, you can manually start it.
To start the agent
Connect to your EC2 instance. For more information, see Connect to Your Instance in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.
If you have trouble connecting, see Troubleshooting Connecting to Your Instance in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.
At a command prompt, type the following command:
sudo service awslogs start