Launching a product - AWS Service Catalog

Launching a product

You can launch any product that appears in your AWS Service Catalog products list.

When you launch a product, you create a provisioned product, usually an instance of the product in an AWS CloudFormation stack.

A provisioned product in AWS is one or more cloud resources that you manage as a single unit such as compute instances, databases, or networking components.

To launch a product

  1. Select the product in the AWS Service Catalog products list, then choose Launch product.

  2. On the launch page, enter the name for your product. Provisioned product names must start with a letter and can contain only letters, numbers, and dashes. Alternatively, you can use an auto-generated name.

    On the launch page, enter a name for your product. Provisioned product names must start with a letter and can contain only letters, numbers, and dashes. Alternatively, you can use an auto-generated name.

  3. Choose a launch option for your product. The administrator sets constraints to launch options.

  4. Choose the version of the product to launch.

    If your product has a stack set constraint, you see the Stack Set options section. Set the deployment options. If this product does not have a stack set constraint, AWS Service Catalog skips this step.

    If a product has parameters, you see the parameters section. Enter values for each parameter the product requires. If a product has no parameters, AWS Service Catalog skips this step.

  5. Add the tags you want to your provisioned product. Tags have a key and value that help you identify resources in your provisioned product.

    Note: For information about tag limits, see AWS Service Catalog Limits. AWS Service Catalog automatically adds AutoTags to provisioned resources. You cannot update or change AutoTags. CloudFormation adds tags to some resources, but these do not apply toward the limit and do not appear on this page.

  6. You can optionally enable event notifications to send to an Amazon SNS topic.

  7. Review your data and then choose Launch.

    In the Provisioned product details page, choose Refresh to see status message updates about resources and parameters. Note you can also choose Create Plan to get to the Provisioned product details page.

At the completion of the plan, you can see a summary of the resource changes.

If the product launches successfully, the status changes to Available. To see output from the launch, go to the Provisioned product details page.