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Updating a AWS CloudFormation Template in Eclipse

To update an CloudFormation template from Eclipse

  1. With your AWS CloudFormation.template file open in the AWS CloudFormation template editor (see Adding and Accessing AWS CloudFormation Templates in Eclipse for more information), right-click on the open template and select Run on AWS, then Update Stack on the context menu.

  2. In the Update CloudFormation Stack dialog, select your stack name in the Stack Name field if it has not been automatically selected for you. Your template file should also be automatically chosen in the Template File field.

  3. Choose any (or none) of the following options:

    SNS Topic– choose an existing SNS topic from the list to receive notifications about the stack's progress, or create a new one by typing an email address in the box and clicking Create New Topic.

    Creation Timeout– choose how long AWS CloudFormation should allow for the stack to be created before it is declared failed (and rolled back, unless the Rollback on failure option is unchecked.

    Rollback on failure– if you want the stack to rollback (delete itself) on failure, check this option. Leave it unchecked if you would like the stack to remain active, for debugging purposes, even if it has failed to complete launching.

  4. Click Next to continue with entering parameter values.

  5. If your stack has parameters, you will enter values for them next. For parameters with a predefined list of possible responses, you can choose a value from the list provided.

  6. Click Finish to begin updating your stack.

While your stack is being updated, you can view its status by double-clicking the stack name beneath the CloudFormation node in the AWS Explorer view, or by right-clicking the stack name and selecting Open in Stack Editor on the context menu.