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User Guide (API Version 2013-02-18)

Implementing Cookbooks for AWS OpsWorks Stacks

Cookbook Basics introduced you to cookbooks and recipes. The examples in that section were simple by design and will work on any instance that supports Chef, including AWS OpsWorks Stacks instances. To implement more sophisticated cookbooks for AWS OpsWorks Stacks, you typically need to take full advantage of the AWS OpsWorks Stacks environment, which differs from standard Chef in a number of ways.

This topic describes the basics of implementing recipes for AWS OpsWorks Stacks instances.

Note

If you are not familiar with how to implement cookbooks, you should start with Cookbook Basics.