Posted On: Oct 12, 2021

AWS CloudFormation customers can now view operational data and quickly take action to resolve issues involving CloudFormation stack resources through Application Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager. Using this feature, customers can obtain an application view of resources provisioned via a CloudFormation stack. With the operational metrics, logs, alerts, and cost information obtained from the Application Manager Dashboard, developers can manage their stack resources efficiently throughout their lifecycle.

To get started in the AWS CloudFormation console, you can select “View in Application Manager” from the stack actions for a specific stack which will guide you to the Application Manager dashboard for the selected stack. Using contextual stack operational data, you can diagnose and resolve issues by initiating remediation actions such as restarting an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance or taking a snapshot of an Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volume.

This new capability in the CloudFormation console is now available for no additional charge in 23 AWS Regions including US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon, N. California), AWS GovCloud (US-East, US-West), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Milan, Paris, Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Mumbai, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), Middle East (Bahrain), Africa (Cape Town), and South America (São Paulo). To learn more, refer to the CloudFormation user guide.