Posted On: Apr 16, 2015
We have extended AWS CloudFormation support for a few additional features of Auto Scaling, AWS OpsWorks, Amazon Route 53, and Amazon CloudFront.
CloudFormation now supports Auto Scaling Lifecycle Hooks. Lifecycle Hooks allow you to add custom events to instances as they launch or terminate such as retrieving log files. You can also use CloudFormation to specify multiple notifications for a single Auto Scaling group, and you can enable this by configuring the NotificationConfigurations property. We have also added CloudFormation support for two Auto Scaling launch configuration features. CloudFormation now supports the ability to specify the ID of ClassicLink-enabled VPCs and security groups from which you can link your EC2-Classic instances, and CloudFormation supports the ability to specify the tenancy of an instance. You can also use CloudFormation to configure the minimum number of instances that are added or removed when an Auto Scaling group scales up or down.
You can now specify through CloudFormation the minimum SSL protocol that you want CloudFront to use for SSL connections. You can also use CloudFormation to specify the HTTP methods (e.g., “HEAD” or “GET”) for which CloudFront will cache responses. CloudFormation also supports the ability to set the CloudFront origin path.