Creating a Stack on the AWS CloudFormation Console - AWS CloudFormation

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.

Note

To preview the configuration of a new stack, you can use a change set.

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.

    • Click Create Stack on the Stacks page. This option is visible only if you have no running stacks.

      
                        The Create Stack button in the console.

Next, you choose a stack template.