Environment manifest (env.yaml) - AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Environment manifest (env.yaml)

You can include a YAML formatted environment manifest in the root of your application source bundle to configure the environment name, solution stack and environment links to use when creating your environment.

This file format includes support for environment groups. To use groups, specify the environment name in the manifest with a + symbol at the end. When you create or update the environment, specify the group name with --group-name (AWS CLI) or --env-group-suffix (EB CLI). For more information on groups, see Creating and updating groups of Elastic Beanstalk environments.

The following example manifest defines a web server environment with a link to a worker environment component that it is dependent upon. The manifest uses groups to allow creating multiple environments with the same source bundle:


AWSConfigurationTemplateVersion: SolutionStack: 64bit Amazon Linux 2015.09 v2.0.6 running Multi-container Docker 1.7.1 (Generic) OptionSettings: aws:elasticbeanstalk:command: BatchSize: '30' BatchSizeType: Percentage aws:elasticbeanstalk:sns:topics: Notification Endpoint: me@example.com aws:elb:policies: ConnectionDrainingEnabled: true ConnectionDrainingTimeout: '20' aws:elb:loadbalancer: CrossZone: true aws:elasticbeanstalk:environment: ServiceRole: aws-elasticbeanstalk-service-role aws:elasticbeanstalk:application: Application Healthcheck URL: / aws:elasticbeanstalk:healthreporting:system: SystemType: enhanced aws:autoscaling:launchconfiguration: IamInstanceProfile: aws-elasticbeanstalk-ec2-role InstanceType: t2.micro EC2KeyName: workstation-uswest2 aws:autoscaling:updatepolicy:rollingupdate: RollingUpdateType: Health RollingUpdateEnabled: true Tags: Cost Center: WebApp Dev CName: front-A08G28LG+ EnvironmentName: front+ EnvironmentLinks: "WORKERQUEUE" : "worker+"

The following keys are supported.

  • AWSConfigurationTemplateVersion (required) – The configuration template version (

  • Platform – The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the environment's platform version. You can specify the platform by ARN or solution stack name.

    Platform: PlatformArn: arn:aws:elasticbeanstalk:us-east-2::platform/Java 8 running on 64bit Amazon Linux/2.5.0
  • SolutionStack – The full name of the solution stack used to create the environment.

    SolutionStack: 64bit Amazon Linux 2017.03 v2.5.0 running Java 8
  • OptionSettingsConfiguration option settings to apply to the environment. For example, the following entry sets the instance type to t2.micro.

    OptionSettings: aws:autoscaling:launchconfiguration: InstanceType: t2.micro
  • Tags – Up to 47 tags to apply to resources created within the environment.

    Tags: Cost Center: WebApp Dev
  • EnvironmentTier – The type of environment to create. For a web server environment, you can exclude this section (web server is the default). For a worker environment, use the following.

    EnvironmentTier: Name: Worker Type: SQS/HTTP
  • CName – The CNAME for the environment. Include a + character at the end of the name to enable groups.

    CName: front-A08G28LG+
  • EnvironmentName – The name of the environment to create. Include a + character at the end of the name to enable groups.

    EnvironmentName: front+

    With groups enabled, you must specify a group name when you create the environments. Elastic Beanstalk appends the group name to the environment name with a hyphen. For example, with the environment name front+ and the group name dev, Elastic Beanstalk will create the environment with the name front-dev.

  • EnvironmentLinks – A map of variable names and environment names of dependencies. The following example makes the worker+ environment a dependency and tells Elastic Beanstalk to save the link information to a variable named WORKERQUEUE.

    EnvironmentLinks: "WORKERQUEUE" : "worker+"

    The value of the link variable varies depending on the type of the linked environment. For a web server environment, the link is the environment's CNAME. For a worker environment, the link is the name of the environment's Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) queue.

The CName, EnvironmentName and EnvironmentLinks keys can be used to create environment groups and links to other environments. These features are currently supported when using the EB CLI, AWS CLI or an SDK.