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Tag: CloudFormation

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 […]

A Year in Review: Elastic Beanstalk, OpsWorks, and CloudFormation

2013 was an exciting and busy year here at AWS. Let’s take this opportunity to look back on the new features and updates to Elastic Beanstalk, OpsWorks, and CloudFormation that we saw throughout the year. AWS Elastic Beanstalk New Environment Types: background task handling with the new Worker Tier, as well as a Single Instance […]

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

Authenticated File Downloads with CloudFormation

In this guest post, AWS Solution Architect Grace Mollison (@grapesfrog) discusses options for authenticated file downloads when using CloudFormation. Note: This post assumes familiarity with cfn-init and CloudFormation Metadata to bootstrap the EC2 instances in your CloudFormation stack. To learn more, see Automate LAMP Installation Using CloudFormation, Bootstrapping AWS CloudFormation Windows Stacks, or the cfn-init documentation […]

CloudFormation and the New AWS CLI

CloudFormation provides a number of different ways to use the service. From the web API to language-specific SDKs to GUIs like the AWS Management Console, you choose the interface that’s right for you. For those of you using (or interested in using) the CloudFormation command line interface (CLI), this post’s for you. The original CloudFormation […]