J Cole Morrison
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The Complete CloudFormation Guide: Our First Time Launch

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The Complete CloudFormation Guide: Our First Time Launch

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The Complete CloudFormation Guide launching your template from the AWS console

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What Are We Doing?
  3. The Video: Our First Time Launch
  4. Next Steps
  5. The Complete CloudFormation Guide Index

Introduction

Now we get to do something fun: launch our first template in CloudFormation! We get to see the fruits of our labor by actually doing the process that includes what we've discussed so far. (If you've typed what I've typed in the template, it should be valid.) We'll start our process all the way at the beginning with the Create stack page,through Specify stack details, into Configure stack options (and the Advanced options), and finally the Review page. Then we'll get to see the Events section as our stack is created, and lastly I'll delete it just to show how clean and easy CloudFormation makes that part of the process.

It might not be anything crazy to write home about but this first time launch is the whole workflow you'll follow with CloudFormation templates, no matter how large or small they are. So open your AWS console and let's get right to it!

What Are We Doing?

In this video, we walk through setting up our first AWS CloudFormation template. From the console, we'll go through all the launch steps and the options available to you in the process. We'll cover what each section means in relation to both our template and CloudFormation in general so you know what's important and what can remain on default.

The Video: Our First Time Launch

Next Steps

The Next Post - Functions, Pseudo Parameters, and Conditions Part 1

The Previous Post - Parameters and Refs

The Complete CloudFormation Guide Index

If you're enjoying this series and finding it useful, be sure to check out the rest of the blog posts in it! The links below will take you to the other posts in The Complete CloudFormation Guide here on Tech Guides and Thoughts so you can continue building your CloudFormation template along with me.

  1. The Complete CloudFormation Guide
  2. An Introduction to and History of CloudFormation
  3. The Main Concepts of CloudFormation
  4. How CloudFormation Does Updates and Deletes
  5. Our Project Setup
  6. Resources
  7. Parameters and Refs
  8. Our First Time Launch
  9. Functions, Pseudo Parameters, and Conditions Part 1
  10. Functions, Pseudo Parameters, and Conditions Part 2
  11. Mappings
  12. Transforms
  13. Outputs
  14. Relaunch!
  15. The Best Next Steps to Take from Here

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DevOps Specialist, Software Engineer, former Techstars Hackstar, and Founder / Instructor at AwsDevops.io!

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J Cole Morrison

J Cole Morrison

DevOps Specialist, Software Engineer, former Techstars Hackstar, and Founder / Instructor at AwsDevops.io!



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