AWS Cloud Formation

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AWS CloudFormation Overview

CloudFormation gives an easy way to create a collection of related AWS resources and provision them in an orderly and predictable way. CloudFormation automates and simplifies the task of repeatedly and predictably creating groups of related resources.

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Cloud Formation Template Anatomy

A template is a JSON- or YAML-formatted text file that describes your AWS infrastructure. Example template for an EC2 instance in a security group is available here.


Template Sections

  1. Format Version (optional)