AWS CloudFormation - The Easy Way
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AWS CloudFormation - The Easy Way

About the Book

AWS CloudFormation is a service that helps you model and set up your Amazon Web Services resources. With CloudFormation you create a template that describes all the AWS resources you need (like Amazon EC2 instances or Amazon RDS DB instances), and AWS CloudFormation takes care of provisioning and configuring those resources for you. You don't need to individually create and configure AWS resources and figure out what's dependent on what; AWS CloudFormation handles all of that. 

This book provides you with an overview of AWS CloudFormation and shows you how to use CloudFormation templates and stacks. The example project will help you grasp the concepts quickly. You will master the AWS CloudFormation in no time!

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About the Author

Yan Kurniawan
Yan Kurniawan

Yan Kurniawan is a freelance Cloud/DevOps Engineer. Yan has worked on many AWS projects and he has helped companies from startups to Fortune 100 companies. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional and a Puppet Certified Professional.

Based in Sydney, Australia, he enjoys the laid-back lifestyle in one of the world’s best cities to live in. He loves taking beautiful cityscape and landscape pictures with his camera. You can find his works here.

You can hire him through Upwork.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Preface
    • What this book covers
    • Who this book is for
    • What you need for this book
    • Conventions
    • Example Code Files
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with AWS
    • What is Amazon Web Services (AWS)?
    • Setting Up Your AWS Account
    • AWS Management Console
    • Create Your First EC2 Instance
    • Connect to Your Instance
    • Terminate Your Instance
  • Chapter 2: Getting Started with CloudFormation
    • What is AWS CloudFormation
    • AWS CloudFormation Concepts
    • How Does AWS CloudFormation Work?
    • Template Anatomy
    • Format Version
    • Description
    • Metadata
    • Parameters
    • Parameter’s Properties
    • Type Property
    • AWS-specific Parameter Types
    • Mappings
    • Conditions
    • Resources
    • Outputs
    • Your First Template
    • Updating Stack
    • Canceling a Stack Update
    • Deleting Stack
  • Chapter 3: The IAM Stack
    • Introduction to IAM
    • Getting Started with IAM
    • IAM Best Practices
    • Creating Your First IAM Admin User and Group
    • IAM Stack
    • AWS::IAM::Role
    • AWS::IAM::Policy
    • AWS::IAM::InstanceProfile
  • Chapter 4: The Network Stack
    • Introduction to VPC
    • The Default VPC
    • VPC and Subnet Basics
    • Getting Started with VPCs and Subnets
    • NAT Gateways
    • Security Groups for Your VPC
    • Network Stack
    • Route53 Hosted Zones
    • AWS::EC2::VPC
    • AWS::EC2::Subnet
    • AWS::EC2::RouteTable
    • AWS::EC2::Route
    • AWS::EC2::SubnetRouteTableAssociation
    • AWS::EC2::InternetGateway
    • AWS::EC2::VPCGatewayAttachment
    • AWS::EC2::NatGateway
  • Chapter 5: The Application Stack
    • Introduction to Auto Scaling
    • How Auto Scaling Works
    • The Architecture
    • Getting Started with Auto Scaling
    • Scaling the Size of Your Auto Scaling Group
    • Load Balance Your Auto Scaling Group
    • Getting Started with ELB
    • Attaching Load Balancer to ASG
    • Scheduled Scaling
    • Dynamic Scaling
    • Scaling Based on Metrics
    • Application Stack
    • AWS::AutoScaling::LaunchConfiguration
    • AWS::AutoScaling::AutoScalingGroup
    • AWS::AutoScaling::ScalingPolicy
    • AWS::CloudWatch::Alarm
    • AWS::ElasticLoadBalancing::LoadBalancer
    • AWS::RDS::DBSubnetGroup
    • AWS::RDS::DBInstance
    • AWS::EC2::Instance
  • Chapter 6: Stack Policy
    • Example Stack Policy
    • Defining a Stack Policy
    • Setting a Stack Policy
    • Updating Protected Resources
    • More Example Stack Policies
  • Appendix A: Converting JSON to YAML
    • JSON to YAML
    • YAML to JSON
  • Appendix B: CLI Commands
    • Creating a Stack
    • Describing and Listing Your Stacks
    • Viewing Stack Event History
    • Listing Resources
    • Retrieving a Template
    • Validating a Template
    • Uploading Local Artifacts to an S3 Bucket
    • Quickly Deploying Templates with Transforms
    • Deleting a Stack
  • Appendix C: Intrinsic Function
    • Fn::Base64
    • Condition Functions
    • Fn::FindInMap
    • Fn::GetAtt
    • Fn::GetAZs
    • Fn::ImportValue
    • Fn::Join
    • Fn::Select
    • Fn::Sub
    • Ref
  • Appendix D: Resource Attribute
    • CreationPolicy Attribute
    • DeletionPolicy Attribute
    • DependsOn Attribute
    • Metadata Attribute
    • UpdatePolicy Attribute
  • Appendix E: Pseudo Parameters
    • AWS::AccountId
    • AWS::NotificationARNs
    • AWS::NoValue
    • AWS::Region
    • AWS::StackId
    • AWS::StackName
  • Appendix F: Helper Scripts
    • cfn-init
    • cfn-signal
    • cfn-get-metadata
    • cfn-hup
  • Notes

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