Automated Deployment - Server Fleet Management at Scale

Automated Deployment

Before you launch the automated deployment, please review the architecture and other considerations discussed in this guide. Follow the step-by-step instructions in this section to configure and deploy Server Fleet Management at Scale solution into your account.

Time to deploy: Approximately four minutes


To use your existing server fleet with this solution, you must complete the prerequisite tasks.

Launch the Stack

This automated AWS CloudFormation template deploys the Server Fleet Management at Scale solution.


You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this solution. See the Cost section for more details. For full details, see the pricing webpage for each AWS service you will be using in this solution.

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and click the button below to launch the server-fleet-management-at-scale AWS CloudFormation template.

                                Server Fleet Management at Scale launch button

    You can also download the template as a starting point for your own implementation.

  2. The template is launched in the US East (N. Virginia) Region by default. To launch this solution in a different AWS Region, use the region selector in the console navigation bar.


    This solution uses the Amazon Inspector service, which is currently available in specific AWS Regions only. If you launch this solution where the service is not available, the solution will deploy without the Amazon Inspector features. For the most current service availability by region, see AWS service offerings by region.

  3. On the Specify Details page, assign a name to your solution stack.

  4. Under Parameters, review the parameters for the template, and modify them as necessary.This solution uses the following default values.

    Parameter Default Description
    Managed Instances Tag Value Sample Fleet

    This tag value identifies applicable Amazon EC2 instances. When combined with the Patch Group tag name, AWS Systems Manager will patch the instance. When combined with the Environment tag name, Systems Manager will perform inventory scans. If Amazon Inspector is available in the deployed region, it will perform daily assessments.

    Create a Sample Fleet Yes

    Choose whether to launch the sample server fleet

    Amazon SNS Email <Requires input>

    Email address that Amazon Inspector will use to send Amazon SNS notifications of assessment run completions


    You must acknowledge the confirmation email from Amazon SNS to receive notifications.

  5. Choose Next.

  6. On the Options page, choose Next.

  7. On the Review page, review and confirm the settings. Be sure to check the box acknowledging that the template will create AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) resources.

  8. Choose Create to deploy the stack.

    You can view the status of the stack in the AWS CloudFormation console in the Status column. You should see a status of CREATE_COMPLETE in approximately four minutes.