Release: AWS CloudFormation on 2011-05-03

Release Notes>AWS CloudFormation>Release: AWS CloudFormation on 2011 05 03
This release of AWS CloudFormation introduces wait conditions, Amazon S3 bucket support, Elastic IP association support, and support for creating Amazon RDS DB instances from snapshots.


Submitted By: TimT@AWS
Release Date: May 3, 2011 7:00 AM GMT
Latest Version: 2010-05-15
Created On: May 4, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
Last Updated: May 4, 2011 3:57 AM GMT

New Features

Feature Description
WaitCondition resource Using the AWS::CloudFormation::WaitCondition and AWS::CloudFormation::WaitConditionHandle resources, you can place a wait condition in a template to make AWS CloudFormation pause the creation of the stack and wait for a signal before it continues to create the stack. For more information, see Creating Wait Conditions in a Template, AWS::CloudFormation::WaitCondition Type, AWS::CloudFormation::WaitConditionHandle Type, and Wait Condition Template Snippets.
Amazon S3 support You can now create Amazon S3 buckets and website-enabled Amazon S3 buckets. For more information, see AWS::S3::Bucket and the Amazon S3 Template Snippets.
Elastic IP association support You can now use an AWS::EC2::EIPAssociation resource to associate an Amazon EC2 instance with a specific Elastic IP address or an Elastic IP address allocated with the AWS::EC2::EIP resource. In addition, the InstanceId property of the AWS::EC2::EIP resource is now optional. You can use AWS::EC2::EIP to allocate an Elastic IP and assign it to an EC2 instance using the InstanceId property, or you can simply allocate the Elastic IP and use an AWS::EC2::EIPAssociation resource to associate it with an EC2 instance. For more information, see AWS::EC2::EIPAssociation AWS::EC2::EIP, and Amazon EC2 Template Snippets.
Support for creating Amazon RDS DB instances from database snapshots in all AWS regions You can now use the DBSnapshotIdentifier property on the AWS::RDS::DBInstance resource to create a DB Instance from a database snapshot. For more information, see AWS::RDS::DBInstance Type.
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