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[ aws . lightsail ]



Creates an AWS CloudFormation stack, which creates a new Amazon EC2 instance from an exported Amazon Lightsail snapshot. This operation results in a CloudFormation stack record that can be used to track the AWS CloudFormation stack created. Use the get cloud formation stack records operation to get a list of the CloudFormation stacks created.


Wait until after your new Amazon EC2 instance is created before running the create cloud formation stack operation again with the same export snapshot record.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--instances <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--instances (list)

An array of parameters that will be used to create the new Amazon EC2 instance. You can only pass one instance entry at a time in this array. You will get an invalid parameter error if you pass more than one instance entry in this array.

Shorthand Syntax:

sourceName=string,instanceType=string,portInfoSource=string,userData=string,availabilityZone=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "sourceName": "string",
    "instanceType": "string",
    "portInfoSource": "DEFAULT"|"INSTANCE"|"NONE"|"CLOSED",
    "userData": "string",
    "availabilityZone": "string"

--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.


operations -> (list)

An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.


Describes the API operation.

id -> (string)

The ID of the operation.

resourceName -> (string)

The resource name.

resourceType -> (string)

The resource type.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the operation was initialized (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

location -> (structure)

The AWS Region and Availability Zone.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

isTerminal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

operationDetails -> (string)

Details about the operation (e.g., Debian-1GB-Ohio-1 ).

operationType -> (string)

The type of operation.

status -> (string)

The status of the operation.

statusChangedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the status was changed (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

errorCode -> (string)

The error code.

errorDetails -> (string)

The error details.