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Tag: CloudFormation

Adding Comments inside AWS CloudFormation Templates

AWS CloudFormation simplifies provisioning on AWS. You can apply software engineering best practices such as version control, code reviews, unit tests, and continuous integration to the AWS CloudFormation templates, the same way you apply those best practices to your application code. For example, with application code, you can add descriptive comments to help you document various portions […]

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View CloudFormation Logs in the Console

Background AWS CloudFormation simplifies provisioning and management on AWS. You can templatize the service and application architectures you want, and have CloudFormation use the templates for quick and reliable provisioning of the services or applications as ‘stacks’. You can also easily update or replicate the stacks as needed. Inside the CloudFormation templates, you can configure the […]

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AWS CloudFormation supports AWS OpsWorks

Today we launched the ability for AWS CloudFormation to provision and update AWS OpsWorks resources such as stacks, layers and applications. You can include both OpsWorks and other AWS resources such as Amazon VPC, Elastic Load Balancing or Amazon RDS in a single CloudFormation template. This makes it easy to document, version control, and share […]

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CloudFormation Office Hours: New Features, Building a VPC, and Live Q&A

We’re back next week with CloudFormation Office Hours at 9:00a.m. PST on Thursday, February 13th. Sign up or learn more at http://bit.ly/awsoh3_bg. We’ll walk through the basics of building and managing an Amazon VPC with CloudFormation. Additionally we’ll look at top forum items, and – of course – answer your questions, live! Help Build the Agenda You […]

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Join us for a CloudFormation Office Hours Hangout

We’re hosting CloudFormation Office Hours next week at 9:00a.m. PST on Thursday, January 30th and you’re invited! Sign up or learn more at http://bit.ly/cfnoh2_bg  We’ll be joined by a CloudFormation software engineer to learn about authenticated file downloads in cfn-init. We’ll also look at top forum items, and – of course – answer your questions, live! Previous Sessions […]

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A Few New CloudFormation Features for the New Year

Earlier this afternoon CloudFormation launched a few new features that you might be interested in: More Parameters and Outputs – CloudFormation now supports up to 60 parameters and 60 ouputs per stack.  New Auto Scaling Featuers – Support for the new Auto Scaling features that were launched today, including EBS PIOPS in your Launch Configurations. Expanded SQS […]

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Resource Condition Support in the AWS CloudFormation Editor for Visual Studio

CloudFormation recently added support for conditional resource creation and my colleague Norm Johanson updated the CloudFormation template editor in the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio to support this new feature. Here’s a screenshot of conditionals in the editor: Norm wrote a nice post about it over on the .NET Development blog. Check it out at http://blogs.aws.amazon.com/net/post/TxLCYWVVGA2IY1/Resource-Condition-Support-in-the-AWS-CloudFormation-Editor

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AWS re:Invent 2013 Sessions Now Available

Talks from AWS re:Invent 2013 started to become available over the past week through YouTube and SlideShare. If you were at re:Invent this year, you may have seen the CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk and OpsWorks sessions. If you missed this year’s re:Invent, or if you just want to check the sessions out again, the talks are […]

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