AWS Service Catalog
User Guide

Launching a Product

You can launch any product that appears in your AWS Service Catalog dashboard or products list. Launching a product creates provisioned product, usually an instance of the product in an AWS CloudFormation stack. A provisioned product in AWS is one or more cloud resources (compute instances, databases, networking components, etc.) that you manage as a single unit.

To launch a product

  1. Choose the product in the AWS Service Catalog dashboard or products list, and then choose Launch product.

  2. On the Product Version page, enter a name. Provisioned product names must start with a letter and can contain only letters, numbers, and dashes.

  3. Choose the version of the product to launch, and then choose Next.

  4. If there is a stack set constraint on this product, you will be presented with the Stack Set Preferences page. Set the deployment options and choose Next.

    If this product does not have a stack set constraint, proceed to the next step.


    This feature is currently in beta mode. AutoTags are not currently supported with AWS CloudFormation StackSets.

  5. On the Parameters page, enter values for each parameter required by the product, and then choose Next. If a product has no parameters, AWS Service Catalog skips this step.

  6. On the Tags page, add the tags that you would like to use with your provisioned product, and then choose Next. Tags can have a key and value and they help you identify resources in your provisioned product.

    A provisioned product can inherit a maximum of three tags each from the product and portfolio, and can have a maximum of ten tags. Additional tags are added to some resources by AWS CloudFormation, but these do not apply toward the limit and do not appear on this page.

  7. On the Review page, review the values that you entered, and then choose Launch.

When you choose Launch, you are redirected to the Provisioned product details page. If you want to see status message updates as resources are created and parameters are validated, choose Refresh.

If a problem occurs during launch, the status changes to Failed. To identify the problem, choose the provisioned product name to display the Provisioned product details page by choosing the provisioned product's name.

If the product launches successfully, the status changes to Available. To see output generated by the launch, click through to the Provisioned product details page.