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

Amazon EC2 LaunchTemplate LaunchTemplateData

The LaunchTemplateData property type specifies the information to include the launch template for an Amazon EC2 instance.

LaunchTemplateData is a property of the AWS::EC2::LaunchTemplate resource.

Syntax

To declare this entity in your AWS CloudFormation template, use the following syntax:

Properties

BlockDeviceMappings

The block device mapping.

Required: No

Type: List of BlockDeviceMapping

Update requires: No interruption

CreditSpecification

The credit option for CPU usage of the instance. Valid for T2 instances only.

Required: No

Type: CreditSpecification

Update requires: No interruption

DisableApiTermination

If set to true, you can't terminate the instance using the Amazon EC2 console, CLI, or API.

Required: No

Type: Boolean

Update requires: No interruption

EbsOptimized

Indicates whether the instance is optimized for Amazon EBS I/O. This optimization provides dedicated throughput to Amazon EBS and an optimized configuration stack to provide optimal Amazon EBS I/O performance. This optimization isn't available with all instance types. Additional usage charges apply when using an EBS-optimized instance.

Required: No

Type: Boolean

Update requires: No interruption

ElasticGpuSpecifications

An elastic GPU to associate with the instance.

Required: No

Type: List of ElasticGpuSpecification

Update requires: No interruption

IamInstanceProfile

The IAM instance profile.

Required: No

Type: IamInstanceProfile

Update requires: No interruption

ImageId

The ID of the AMI. For more information, see DescribeImages in the Amazon EC2 API Reference.

Required: No

Type: String

Update requires: No interruption

InstanceInitiatedShutdownBehavior

Indicates whether an instance stops or terminates when you initiate shutdown from the instance (using the operating system command for system shutdown).

Valid values include stop and terminate. The default is stop.

Required: No

Type: String

Update requires: No interruption

InstanceMarketOptions

The market (purchasing) option for the instances.

Required: No

Type: InstanceMarketOptions

Update requires: No interruption

InstanceType

The instance type. For a list of valid values, see RequestLaunchTemplateData in the Amazon EC2 API Reference.

Required: No

Type: String

Update requires: No interruption

KernelId

The ID of the kernel.

Important

We recommend that you use PV-GRUB instead of kernels and RAM disks. For more information, see User Provided Kernels in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

Required: No

Type: String

Update requires: No interruption

KeyName

The name of the key pair. For information on creating a key pair, see CreateKeyPair or ImportKeyPair in the Amazon EC2 API Reference.

Important

If you do not specify a key pair, you can't connect to the instance unless you choose an AMI that is configured to allow users another way to log in.

Required: No

Type: String

Update requires: No interruption

Monitoring

The monitoring for the instance.

Required: No

Type: Monitoring

Update requires: No interruption

NetworkInterfaces

One or more network interfaces.

Required: No

Type: List of NetworkInterface

Update requires: No interruption

Placement

The placement for the instance.

Required: No

Type: Placement

Update requires: No interruption

RamDiskId

The ID of the RAM disk.

Important

We recommend that you use PV-GRUB instead of kernels and RAM disks. For more information, see User Provided Kernels in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

Required: No

Type: String

Update requires: No interruption

SecurityGroups

[EC2-Classic, default VPC] One or more security group names. For a nondefault VPC, you must use security group IDs instead. You cannot specify both a security group ID and security name in the same request.

Required: No

Type: List of String values

Update requires: No interruption

SecurityGroupIds

One or more security group IDs. You cannot specify both a security group ID and security name in the same request. For information on creating a security group, see CreateSecurityGroup in the Amazon EC2 API Reference.

Required: No

Type: List of String values

Update requires: No interruption

TagSpecifications

The tags to apply to the resources during launch. You can tag instances and volumes. The specified tags are applied to all instances or volumes that are created during launch.

Required: No

Type: List of TagSpecification

Update requires: No interruption

UserData

The Base64-encoded user data to make available to the instance. For more information, see Running Commands on Your Linux Instance at Launch in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances and Adding User Data in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Windows Instances.

Required: No

Type: String

Update requires: No interruption

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