Getting Started with CloudFormation

1 hour
  • 4 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

CloudFormation is a powerful automation service within AWS. It can be used to create simple or complex sets of infrastructure any number of times. This hands-on lab provides a gentle introduction to CloudFormation, using it to create and update a number of S3 buckets. By the end of this hands-on lab, you will be comfortable using CloudFormation and can begin experimenting with your own templates.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a CloudFormation Stack

Create a CloudFormation stack from the provided template.

Update the CloudFormation Stack

Update the CloudFormation stack to observe how resources are added and removed.

Add CloudFormation Stacks

Create additional CloudFormation stacks to observe how resources are added.

Delete CloudFormation Stacks

Delete the CloudFormation stacks created, and observe the resources are deleted.

Additional Resources

Log in to the live AWS environment using the credentials provided, and make sure you are in the us-east-1 (N. Virginia) region.

The CloudFormation templates and other hands-on lab files can be found here. You can navigate to the needed file and choose the RAW view in GitHub. You can save them from there by using the Save As... functionality in your browser.

A list of AWS resources and what happens when updates occur can be found here.

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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