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[ aws . cloudformation ]



Creates stack instances for the specified accounts, within the specified Regions. A stack instance refers to a stack in a specific account and Region. You must specify at least one value for either Accounts or DeploymentTargets , and you must specify at least one value for Regions .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--stack-set-name <value>
[--accounts <value>]
[--deployment-targets <value>]
--regions <value>
[--parameter-overrides <value>]
[--operation-preferences <value>]
[--operation-id <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--stack-set-name (string)

The name or unique ID of the stack set that you want to create stack instances from.

--accounts (list)

[Self-managed permissions] The names of one or more AWS accounts that you want to create stack instances in the specified Region(s) for.

You can specify Accounts or DeploymentTargets , but not both.


"string" "string" ...

--deployment-targets (structure)

[Service-managed permissions] The AWS Organizations accounts for which to create stack instances in the specified Regions.

You can specify Accounts or DeploymentTargets , but not both.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "Accounts": ["string", ...],
  "OrganizationalUnitIds": ["string", ...]

--regions (list)

The names of one or more Regions where you want to create stack instances using the specified AWS account(s).


"string" "string" ...

--parameter-overrides (list)

A list of stack set parameters whose values you want to override in the selected stack instances.

Any overridden parameter values will be applied to all stack instances in the specified accounts and Regions. When specifying parameters and their values, be aware of how AWS CloudFormation sets parameter values during stack instance operations:

  • To override the current value for a parameter, include the parameter and specify its value.
  • To leave a parameter set to its present value, you can do one of the following:
    • Do not include the parameter in the list.
    • Include the parameter and specify UsePreviousValue as true . (You cannot specify both a value and set UsePreviousValue to true .)
  • To set all overridden parameter back to the values specified in the stack set, specify a parameter list but do not include any parameters.
  • To leave all parameters set to their present values, do not specify this property at all.

During stack set updates, any parameter values overridden for a stack instance are not updated, but retain their overridden value.

You can only override the parameter values that are specified in the stack set; to add or delete a parameter itself, use UpdateStackSet to update the stack set template.

Shorthand Syntax:

ParameterKey=string,ParameterValue=string,UsePreviousValue=boolean,ResolvedValue=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "ParameterKey": "string",
    "ParameterValue": "string",
    "UsePreviousValue": true|false,
    "ResolvedValue": "string"

--operation-preferences (structure)

Preferences for how AWS CloudFormation performs this stack set operation.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "RegionOrder": ["string", ...],
  "FailureToleranceCount": integer,
  "FailureTolerancePercentage": integer,
  "MaxConcurrentCount": integer,
  "MaxConcurrentPercentage": integer

--operation-id (string)

The unique identifier for this stack set operation.

The operation ID also functions as an idempotency token, to ensure that AWS CloudFormation performs the stack set operation only once, even if you retry the request multiple times. You might retry stack set operation requests to ensure that AWS CloudFormation successfully received them.

If you don't specify an operation ID, the SDK generates one automatically.

Repeating this stack set operation with a new operation ID retries all stack instances whose status is OUTDATED .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To create stack instances

The following create-stack-instances example creates instances of a stack set in two accounts and in four regions. The fault tolerance setting ensures that the update is attempted in all accounts and regions, even if some stacks cannot be created.

aws cloudformation create-stack-instances \
    --stack-set-name my-stack-set \
    --accounts 123456789012 223456789012 \
    --regions us-east-1 us-east-2 us-west-1 us-west-2 \
    --operation-preferences FailureToleranceCount=7


    "OperationId": "d7995c31-83c2-xmpl-a3d4-e9ca2811563f"

To create a stack set, use the create-stack-set command.


OperationId -> (string)

The unique identifier for this stack set operation.