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Category: AWS CloudFormation

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Create immutable servers using EC2 Image Builder and AWS CodePipeline

When you run an application on multiple Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, you want to avoid differences between the instances because they can cause unpredictable behavior and make it hard to troubleshoot and solve issues. The best way to prevent differences is to replace your instances whenever you want to make a change—to […]

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Cross-Region application monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics and AWS CloudFormation

Customers need a way to find problems with their application before the real end users encounter them. They need to predict how their application will perform in supported geographies and isolate the root cause of any detected bottlenecks. Synthetic monitoring allows customers to emulate business processes or user transactions from different geographies and monitor their […]

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Introducing AWS CloudFormation modules

If you’ve used AWS CloudFormation, you’ve probably experienced times when you are trying to build applications and want to deploy resources with best practices defined. As you work on your templates, you might be curious about which resource properties to configure and which values to use to follow those best practices. While you’re building your […]

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AWS Management and Governance at Re:Invent 2020

AWS re:Invent is always an exciting time of the year to engage with our customers to learn, and share information about our services and features. Due to the current pandemic, re:Invent is pivoting to a free and virtual format presented across 3 weeks from November 30 to December 18 this year. Yes, you read that […]

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Four ways to retrieve any AWS service property using AWS CloudFormation (Part 1 of 3)

Many of you have experience using AWS CloudFormation to automate your application deployments. As you probably know, the service supports around 600 types of resources. When you optimize your templates, you might have discovered that each of those resource types encapsulates native AWS SDK API calls to create or update each resource’s state or configuration. You […]

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Running bash commands in AWS CloudFormation templates

Oftentimes we find customers who want to extend their AWS CloudFormation templates by running a few lines of code during template execution. For example, to call an external API. In these cases, customers were directed to use either custom resources, resource types, or macros to accomplish the task. This is such a common pattern that […]

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Handling Region parity with infrastructure as code

Handling Region parity with infrastructure as code

AWS CloudFormation allows you to create and manage resources with templates. AWS provides a number of Regions where its services and features are available. Although it can be beneficial to deploy the same AWS CloudFormation template in multiple Regions, customers who operate in multiple Regions face challenges due to parity differences among services and their […]

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Improve governance and business agility using AWS Management and Governance videos – part 2

This blog post highlights newly published videos on the AWS Management and Governance YouTube channel that help you enable, provision, and operate your AWS environments effectively. The first part of this blog series was published last spring. The objective of these video-based, hands-on solutions is to enable you to innovate faster while maintaining control over […]

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AWS CloudFormation StackSet Orchestration: Automated deployment using AWS Step Functions

We often use AWS CloudFormation StackSets to automatically deploy infrastructure into many different accounts. Whether they are managed by AWS Control Tower or AWS Organizations, StackSets provide a simple and automated way to handle the creation of resources and infrastructure right after provisioning a new account. You can automatically deploy StackSets to accounts that belong […]

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Automated configuration of Session Manager without an internet gateway

Automated configuration of Session Manager without an internet gateway

Session Manager is a fully managed AWS Systems Manager capability that you can use to manage your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, on-premises instances, and virtual machines (VMs) through an interactive one-click browser-based shell or through the AWS CLI. Session Manager also provides secure and auditable instance management without the need to open […]

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