AWS CloudFormation
User Guide (API Version 2010-05-15)
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Welcome

The AWS CloudFormation User Guide explains how to use the AWS CloudFormation service.

AWS CloudFormation enables you to create and provision AWS infrastructure deployments predictably and repeatedly. It helps you leverage AWS products such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling to build highly reliable, highly scalable, cost-effective applications without worrying about creating and configuring the underlying AWS infrastructure. AWS CloudFormation enables you to use a template file to create and delete a collection of resources together as a single unit (a stack).

How Do I...?

How do I...? Relevant Sections

Decide if AWS CloudFormation is right for my needs?

http://aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/

Get started with AWS CloudFormation quickly?

AWS CloudFormation Getting Started Guide

Find how to do specific tasks?

Modifying AWS CloudFormation Templates

Learn how AWS CloudFormation works?

Introduction

Learn about AWS CloudFormation templates?

Working with AWS CloudFormation Templates

Get starter-template fragments that I can use in my own templates?

Template Snippets

See example templates?

Example Templates

Learn about using and modifying templates?

Working with AWS CloudFormation Templates

Learn the details of the AWS CloudFormation tools?

AWS Command Line Interface Reference

Learn the details of the AWS CloudFormation sample templates?

Template Anatomy and Template Reference