Create and Manage Stacks with AWS CloudFormation Using the Command Line Interface

Automating AWS CloudFormation stacks can make all the difference. This course will teach you how to use the AWS CLI so CF stacks can be quickly built, updated, and incorporated into scripts. Potentially, such stacks can be included in CI/CD workloads.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 4, 2020
Duration
32m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 4, 2020
Duration
32m
Description

Do you enjoy how AWS CloudFormation can make resource provisioning predictable and repeatable, but find that the browser management interface slows you down? In this course, Create and Manage Stacks with AWS CloudFormation Using the Command Line Interface, you’ll learn to use the AWS CLI to manage all of your CloudFormation deployments. First, you’ll explore building and validating stack templates using the CLI. Next, you’ll discover using the CLI to manage your template lifecycles. Finally, you’ll learn some useful tricks like working with transforms and using the template cost estimate tool. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of CloudFormation CLI usage needed to make your deployment management much more efficient.

About the author
About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Welcome to my course, Create and Manage Stacks with AWS CloudFormation Using the Command Line Interface. In this course, we're going to learn how to squeeze greater efficiency and value out of Amazon's CloudFormation by using the AWS CLI. If you think CloudFormation automation is cool on its own, just wait until you see what it can do from the command line. In this course, you're going to learn about finding useful documentation to help you with CLI in template syntax, referencing stack parameters from the command line and within templates, and managing stack lifecycles through change sets and transforms. By the end of this course, you'll know how to gather environment values and apply syntax conventions to your CloudFormation operation, and more importantly, how to administrate complex AWS infrastructure stacks safely through their birth to death lifecycles. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with working with your AWS account and with the basics of the CloudFormation environment. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn AWS administration with the Create and Manage Stacks with AWS CloudFormation Using the Command Line Interface course, at Pluralsight.