Updating CloudFormation Stacks with Direct Updates and Change Sets

1 hour
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this hands-on lab, we will walk through proper ways to update CloudFormation stacks. We will first update a stack with direct updates, and then use change sets to update a stack. In the process, we will create multiple change sets and view the behavior of the stack when a change set is applied.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Deploy a LAMP Stack Using an AWS CloudFormation Template
  1. From the CloudFormation console, click Create stack.
  2. Upload the LAMP stack template provided with the lab, and create the stack.
Update the LAMP Stack
  1. From the CloudFormation console, click Update stack.
  2. Perform a direct update in which you change the instance type from t2.micro to t2.small.
  3. Complete the update.

Additional Resources

Please log in to the AWS environment using the credentials provided. Make sure you are using us-east-1 (N. Virginia) as the selected region.

The lab uses two CloudFormation templates, which you can download at the lab GitHub repository.

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