Step 4: Configure an AWS CloudFormation Stack - AWS Ground Station

Step 4: Configure an AWS CloudFormation Stack

After choosing the template that best applies to your use case, configure an AWS CloudFormation stack. The resources that are created in this procedure are configured to the region that you are in when you create them. This includes the mission profile and its properties that determine to which region your data is delivered.

  1. In the AWS Management Console, choose Services > CloudFormation.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Stacks. Then, choose Create stack > With new resources (standard).

  3. In the Create Stack page, specify the template that you selected in Choose a Template by doing one of the following.

    1. Select Amazon S3 URL as your template source, and copy and paste the URL of the template you want to use in Amazon S3 URL. Then, choose Next.

    2. Select Upload a template file as your template source and choose Choose File. Upload the template you downloaded in Choose a Template. Then, choose Next.

  4. In the Specify stack details page, make the following changes:

    1. Enter a name in the Stack Name box. We recommend using a simple name to reduce the possibility of errors in the future.

    2. For CloudWatchEventActions, choose which actions to perform for the CloudWatch event triggers before and after a contact.

    3. For CreateEC2VerificationForContacts, choose whether or not you want to set up a verification system (utilizing Lambda) of your EC2 instance(s) for contacts with SNS notification. It is important to note that this may incur charges depending on your current usage.

    4. For CreateReceiverInstance, choose whether or not you want to create an Amazon EC2 receiver instance.

    5. Choose the SSH Key you created in Step 1: Create EC2 SSH Key Pair.

    6. Choose the Subnetid in which you wish to create your Amazon EC2 instance. We recommend placing your Amazon EC2 instance on a private subnet as a best practice, though it is not required. You can use the Linux Bastion Hosts on the AWS Cloud: Quick Start Reference Deployment to automatically create a private subnet if you have not already configured your account with one in Step 2: Set Up Your VPC.


      Your organization may have another subnet dedicated for your Amazon EC2 instance.

    7. Choose the VPC Stack you created in Step 2: Set Up Your VPC.

    8. Choose Next.

  5. Configure stack options and advanced options for your Amazon EC2 instance.

    1. Add any tags and permissions in the Tags and Permissions sections.

    2. Make any changes for your Stack policy, Rollback configuration, Notification options, and Stack creation options.

    3. Choose Next.

  6. After reviewing your stack details, select the Capabilities acknowledgement, and choose Create stack.