Introduction to AWS CloudFormation Designer

Introduction to AWS CloudFormation Designer

40 minutes 1 Credit

SPL-59 - Version 2.0.6

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AWS CloudFormation Designer is a graphic tool for creating, viewing and modifying AWS CloudFormation templates. With Designer, you can diagram your template resources using a drag-and-drop interface, and then edit details using the integrated JSON and YAML editor. Whether you are a new or an experienced AWS CloudFormation user, AWS CloudFormation Designer can help you quickly see the interrelationship between a template's resources and easily modify templates.

In this lab you will create an AWS CloudFormation stack using the AWS CloudFormation Designer. You will use Designer to add resources and edit basic Parameters, Mappings, and Outputs. You will use Designer to validate and launch the stack, then view the running stack. You will then clean-up your resources by deleting the stack.

Topics Covered

By the end of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create a simple single-instance stack using AWS CloudFormation Designer
  • Add and edit Mappings, Resource Parameters, and Outputs
  • Validate the stack and save your basic template
  • Launch the stack and view the running stack and its Outputs
  • Delete and clean up when the stack is no longer required


This lab assumes that you have an introductory-level knowledge of Amazon EC2 and AWS CloudFormation.

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