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

AWS OpsWorks Document History

Change Description Date

AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise

Added procedure for setting up an SSH-based connection to a control repository that uses AWS CodeCommit.

December 3, 2018

AWS OpsWorks Stacks

AWS OpsWorks Stacks now supports instances running Amazon Linux 2 in Chef 12 stacks.

November 15, 2018

AWS OpsWorks Stacks

AWS OpsWorks Stacks now supports instances running Amazon Linux 2018.03 in Chef 11.10 stacks.

October 23, 2018

AWS OpsWorks Stacks

AWS OpsWorks Stacks now supports instances running Amazon Linux 2018.03 in Chef 12 stacks.

August 23, 2018

AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate and OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise

OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise has upgraded to PE 2018.1.2. AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate has upgraded to Chef Automate 1.8.68.

June 29, 2018

  • AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate and OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise API version: 2016-11-01

  • AWS OpsWorks Stacks API version: 2016-03-08

  • Latest documentation update: December 4, 2018

Earlier Updates

The following table describes important changes in each release of the AWS OpsWorks User Guide before June 2018.

Description Date
AWS OpsWorks Stacks Chef version for Windows-based stacks upgraded to 12.22; Ruby version is now 2.3.6. April 19, 2018
New procedures for creating an AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate server or an OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise master by using the AWS CLI. March 23, 2018
Chef Automate version updated to 1.8; Chef Compliance setup simplified with the addition of the opsworks-audit cookbook.. March 5, 2018
Added support for AWS OpsWorks Stacks events in Amazon CloudWatch Events. February 20, 2018
Added support for new EBS volume types in AWS OpsWorks Stacks, and a new API, DescribeOperatingSystems. January 25, 2018
OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise and AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate now support selecting multiple security groups when you are creating a server. January 18, 2018
Added support for AWS OpsWorks Stacks in the EU (Paris) Region. December 19, 2017
Added support for AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate and OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise in six additional regions, and added procedures for creating backups of AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate and OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise servers in the AWS Management Console. December 18, 2017
Added the new OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise service and documentation. November 16, 2017
Added support for Amazon Linux 2017.09 to AWS OpsWorks Stacks. November 7, 2017
Added support for Chef Compliance to AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate. October 25, 2017
Added support for Amazon Linux 2017.09 to AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate. October 9, 2017
Added System Maintenance topic to AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate chapter. July 28, 2017
Added support for tags in AWS OpsWorks Stacks. June 6, 2017
Added integration with CloudWatch Logs. April 10, 2017
Added the new AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate service and documentation. December 1, 2016
Added support for the US East (Ohio) Region regional endpoint. October 12, 2016
Added support for stacks and instances that run the Amazon Linux 2016.09 operating system. September 30, 2016
Added support for the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region and nine additional regional endpoints. August 15, 2016
Added support for Node.js 0.12.15 and Ruby 2.3 in built-in layers. July 6, 2016
Added support for the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region. June 28, 2016
Added support for stacks and instances that run the CentOS 7 operating system. June 22, 2016
Added walkthrough describing AWS CodePipeline and AWS OpsWorks Stacks integration. June 2, 2016
Added support for stacks and instances that run the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system. June 1, 2016
Added Chef 12 Linux support and related documentation. December 3, 2015
Added Node.js walkthrough to Getting Started. July 14, 2015
Added two new cookbook examples to Cookbooks 101. July 14, 2015
Added support for agent version management. June 23, 2015
Added support for managing the agent version. June 24, 2015
Added support for custom Windows AMIs. June 22, 2015
Added three new Best Practices topics. June 11, 2015
Added support for Windows stacks. May 18, 2015
Added a Best Practices chapter. Dec. 15, 2014
Added support for Elastic Load Balancing connection draining and custom Shutdown timeouts. Dec. 15, 2014
Added support for registering instances created outside of AWS OpsWorks Stacks. Dec 9, 2014
Added support for Amazon SWF. Sept. 4, 2014
Added support for associating environment variables with apps and extended Cookbooks 101. July 16, 2014
Added Cookbooks 101, a tutorial introduction to implementing cookbooks. July 16, 2014
Added support for CloudTrail. June 4, 2014
Added support for Amazon RDS. May 14, 2014
Added support for Chef 11.10 and Berkshelf. Mar. 27, 2014
Added support for Amazon EBS PIOPS volumes. Dec. 16, 2013
Added resource-based permissions. Dec. 5, 2013
Added resource management. Oct. 7, 2013
Added support for VPCs. Aug. 29, 2013
Added support for custom AMIs and Chef 11.4. July 24, 2013
Added console support for multiple layers per instance. July 1, 2013
Added support for Amazon EBS-backed instances, Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon CloudWatch monitoring. May 14, 2013
Initial release of the AWS OpsWorks Stacks User Guide. February 18, 2013

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