AWS OpsWorks Stacks End of Life FAQs - AWS OpsWorks

AWS OpsWorks Stacks End of Life FAQs


The AWS OpsWorks Stacks service reached end of life on May 26, 2024 and has been disabled for both new and existing customers. We strongly recommend customers migrate their workloads to other solutions as soon as possible.

How will existing customers be affected by this End of Life?

Existing customers will be unaffected until May 26, 2024, the End of Life date for AWS OpsWorks Stacks. After May 26, 2024, customers will be unable to use the OpsWorks console, API, CLI, and CloudFormation resources.

Is AWS OpsWorks Stacks accepting new customers?

No. AWS OpsWorks Stacks is no longer accepting new customers and only existing customers are able to create new stacks at this time.

Where should I migrate my existing stacks to?

We recommend AWS OpsWorks Stacks customers migrate their workloads to AWS Systems Manager where they can take advantage of the following features:

  • Modern Chef versions

  • SSM Agent

  • Application Load Balancers

  • Enhanced scaling features via Auto Scaling groups

  • Ability to define desired host characteristics using EC2 launch templates

  • Newer instance types

  • Newer EBS volume types

For information about Systems Manager, see the AWS Systems Manager User Guide. For information about migrating to AWS Systems Manager, see Migrating your AWS OpsWorks Stacks applications to AWS Systems Manager Application Manager

How can I keep my existing Amazon EC2 instances after End of Life?

After the End of Life date is reached your Amazon EC2 instances will remain in your account, but you'll no longer be able to use the OpsWorks Stacks service to control and manage the instances.

You can use the AWS OpsWorks Stacks Detach in Place tool to detach your OpsWorks instances from the OpsWorks Stacks service. After detachment, you can use Amazon EC2, AWS Systems Manager, or any EC2 compatible approach to configure and manage the instances. For more information, see Using the AWS OpsWorks Stacks Detach in Place tool.

Will the End of Life affect all AWS Regions at the same time?

Yes. The OpsWorks console, API, CLI, and CloudFormation resources will be discontinued in all AWS Regions simultaneously on May 26, 2024. For a list of AWS Regions where AWS OpsWorks Stacks is available, see AWS Regional Services List.

What level of technical support is available for AWS OpsWorks Stacks?

AWS will continue to provide the same level of support for AWS OpsWorks Stacks that customers have today up until the End of Life date. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the AWS Support Team on AWS re:Post or through AWS Premium Support.

Will there be any new feature releases for AWS OpsWorks Stacks?

No. As the service is reaching End of Life, we will not release any new features. However, we will continue to make security improvements and manage Amazon EC2 instances as expected until the End of Life date.