Ensure you are in the Ohio (us-east-2) region as the AWS Lambda Java binaries are in an S3 bucket there and will not work in any other regions. Navigate to the AWS Console and search the term CloudFormation. Click on the CloudFormation link.
You will see the console for CloudFormation. Navigate to any “Create stack” link and create a stack with new resources.
You will see the input screen to create the stack. Click the radio buttons on the “Template is ready” and “Amazon S3 URL”. Add the following link into the console for the URL path:
Use “flowlogs” for the stack name and click “Next”
Review the options and then scroll down to the “Capabilities” section. Check off both boxes and then click “Create stack”.
Once they complete, you should see something like this:
Click on the “flowlogs” stack details to reveal the following screen:
Copy those details to a notepad / text file so that you can use them in follow on configurations.
Navigate to the “flowlogs-elasticsearch-*” stack and copy the following parameter to your notepad / text file: