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User Guide (API Version 2010-05-15)

Creating a Stack on the AWS CloudFormation Console

Before you create a stack, you must have a template that describes what resources AWS CloudFormation will include in your stack. For more information, see Working with AWS CloudFormation Templates.

Creating a stack on the AWS CloudFormation console is an easy, wizard-driven process that consists of the following steps:

After creating a stack, you can monitor the stack's progress, view the stack's resources and outputs, update the stack, and delete it. Information about these actions are provided in their associated topics.

Starting the Create Stack Wizard

To create a stack on the AWS CloudFormation console

  1. Log in to the AWS Management Console and select CloudFormation in the Services menu.

  2. Create a new stack by using one of the following options:

    • Click Create Stack. This is the only option if you have a currently running stack.

      
                           The Create Stack menu button in the console.
    • Click Create New Stack in the CloudFormation Stacks main window. This option is visible only if you have no running stacks.

      
                        The Create New Stack button in the console.
    • Click Launch CloudFormer in the CloudFormation Stacks main window to create a stack from currently running resources. This option is visible only if you have no running stacks.

      
                           The Launch CloudFormer button in the console.

      For more information about using CloudFormer to create AWS CloudFormation stacks, see Using CloudFormer to Create Templates.

Next, you choose a stack template.