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

Viewing AWS CloudFormation Stack Data and Resources on the AWS Management Console

Viewing Stack Information

After you've created an AWS CloudFormation stack, you can use the AWS Management Console to view its data and resources. You can view the following stack information:

Stack info

Displays general information about the stack and its configuration, including:

Overview

Displays stack name, stack ID, and root stack, along with status information such as stack status, drift status, and termination protection.

Tags

Displays any tags that are associated with the stack.

Stack policy

Describes the stack resources that are protected against stack updates. For you to be able to update these resources, they must be explicitly allowed during a stack update.

Rollback configuration

Displays any Cloudwatch alarms that you have specified that CloudFormation should monitor during the stack operation or the specified monitoring period. If any of the alarms goes to ALARM state during the stack operation or the monitoring period, AWS CloudFormation rolls back the entire stack operation.

Notification options

Displays the Amazon Simple Notification Service topic where notifications about stack events are sent, if specified.

Events

Displays the operations that are tracked when you create, update, or delete the stack.

All events that are triggered by a given stack operation are assigned the same client request token, which you can use to track operations. Stack operations that are initiated from the console use the token format Console-StackOperation-ID, which helps you to easily identify the stack operation. For example, if you create a stack using the console, each resulting stack event would be assigned the same token in the following format: Console-CreateStack-7f59c3cf-00d2-40c7-b2ff-e75db0987002.

Resources

Displays the resources that are part of the stack.

Outputs

Displays outputs that were declared in the stack's template.

Parameters

Displays the stack's parameters and their values.

For stacks that contain SSM parameters, the Resolved Value column displays the values that are used in the stack definition for the SSM parameters. For more information, see SSM Parameter Types.

Template

Displays the stack's template.

For stacks that contain macros, choose View original template to view the user-submitted template, or View processed template to view the template after AWS CloudFormation processes the referenced macros. AWS CloudFormation uses the processed template to create or update your stack.

To view information about your AWS CloudFormation stack

  1. On the Stacks page of the AWS CloudFormation console, select the stack name. CloudFormation displays the stack details for the selected stack.

  2. Select a stack details pane to view the related information about your stack.

    For example, click Events to view the stack events CloudFormation has generated during the lifecycle of your stack.

Stack Status Codes

The following table describes stack status codes:

Stack Status Description

CREATE_COMPLETE

Successful creation of one or more stacks.

CREATE_IN_PROGRESS

Ongoing creation of one or more stacks.

CREATE_FAILED

Unsuccessful creation of one or more stacks. View the stack events to see any associated error messages. Possible reasons for a failed creation include insufficient permissions to work with all resources in the stack, parameter values rejected by an AWS service, or a timeout during resource creation.

DELETE_COMPLETE

Successful deletion of one or more stacks. Deleted stacks are retained and viewable for 90 days.

DELETE_FAILED

Unsuccessful deletion of one or more stacks. Because the delete failed, you might have some resources that are still running; however, you cannot work with or update the stack. Delete the stack again or view the stack events to see any associated error messages.

DELETE_IN_PROGRESS

Ongoing removal of one or more stacks.

REVIEW_IN_PROGRESS Ongoing creation of one or more stacks with an expected StackId but without any templates or resources.

Important

A stack with this status code counts against the maximum possible number of stacks.

ROLLBACK_COMPLETE

Successful removal of one or more stacks after a failed stack creation or after an explicitly canceled stack creation. Any resources that were created during the create stack action are deleted.

This status exists only after a failed stack creation. It signifies that all operations from the partially created stack have been appropriately cleaned up. When in this state, only a delete operation can be performed.

ROLLBACK_FAILED

Unsuccessful removal of one or more stacks after a failed stack creation or after an explicitly canceled stack creation. Delete the stack or view the stack events to see any associated error messages.

ROLLBACK_IN_PROGRESS

Ongoing removal of one or more stacks after a failed stack creation or after an explicitly cancelled stack creation.

UPDATE_COMPLETE

Successful update of one or more stacks.

UPDATE_COMPLETE_CLEANUP_IN_PROGRESS

Ongoing removal of old resources for one or more stacks after a successful stack update. For stack updates that require resources to be replaced, AWS CloudFormation creates the new resources first and then deletes the old resources to help reduce any interruptions with your stack. In this state, the stack has been updated and is usable, but AWS CloudFormation is still deleting the old resources.

UPDATE_IN_PROGRESS

Ongoing update of one or more stacks.

UPDATE_ROLLBACK_COMPLETE

Successful return of one or more stacks to a previous working state after a failed stack update.

UPDATE_ROLLBACK_COMPLETE_CLEANUP_IN_PROGRESS

Ongoing removal of new resources for one or more stacks after a failed stack update. In this state, the stack has been rolled back to its previous working state and is usable, but AWS CloudFormation is still deleting any new resources it created during the stack update.

UPDATE_ROLLBACK_FAILED

Unsuccessful return of one or more stacks to a previous working state after a failed stack update. When in this state, you can delete the stack or continue rollback. You might need to fix errors before your stack can return to a working state. Or, you can contact customer support to restore the stack to a usable state.

UPDATE_ROLLBACK_IN_PROGRESS

Ongoing return of one or more stacks to the previous working state after failed stack update.