Logstash 2.3.4, 2.3.3 service fails


I have tried to install logstash 2.3.4 with this cookbook(https://github.com/lusis/chef-logstash) with test kitchen and EC2. The installation went well but i couldn't see the logstash services running.

And the there is no log files generated for logstash.

root@ip-10-11-19-240:/tmp# /etc/init.d/logstash_server status
down: logstash_server: 1s, normally up, want up; run: log: (pid 10338) 2558s

Tried in both unbuntu 16.04,14.04 with java 8 and 7. no luck.

Logstash 1.5.4 which is default in this cookbook worked fine.

i have asked same question here https://github.com/lusis/chef-logstash/issues/459#issuecomment-239274135

found that other people also experience the same issue

helps would be appreciated.