AWS OpsWorks
User Guide (API Version 2013-02-18)

Getting Started with a Sample Stack

This walkthrough shows how to use AWS OpsWorks Stacks to quickly create a sample Node.js application environment with just a few mouse clicks and without writing code. When you are done, you have an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance running Chef 12, a Node.js HTTP server, and a web app that you can use to interact with Twitter and leave comments on a web page.


Because completing this walkthrough automatically creates an instance with a type of c3.large, you cannot use this walkthrough, or the Sample Stack creation tool in AWS OpsWorks Stacks, in the AWS Free Tier. Although using the Sample Stack creation tool in a VPC creates a t2.medium instance, VPCs are not currently available in the AWS Free Tier.