Posted On: Oct 7, 2019

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Traffic Mirroring now supports AWS CloudFormation. AWS CloudFormation enables you to provision and configure AWS infrastructure deployments predictably and repeatedly through template files.  

CloudFormation template files allow you to manage different AWS resources as a single unit so you can automate creation, deletion and modification of traffic mirroring resources. For example, you can increase or decrease the number of source or target instances in a traffic mirroring configuration by changing the number of resources in your template. You can reuse your CloudFormation template to automatically replicate traffic mirroring sessions across you AWS environments. You can also use a version control system with your CloudFormation template to keep track of traffic mirroring sessions being created and any changes made to those sessions.

Amazon VPC Traffic Mirroring feature was introduced in June 2019. It allows customers to gain insight into the network traffic across their Amazon VPC infrastructure for content inspection and threat monitoring. You can learn more about it by reading our documentation. For more information about the list of resources supported by CloudFormation including Amazon VPC Traffic mirroring, refer to AWS CloudFormation user guide here