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To deploy a stack defined in Cloudformation we can use the aws deploy command:

aws cloudformation deploy --stack-name my-cool-stack --template-file my-cool-stack.yaml --capabilities CAPABILITY_IAM --parameters-overrides "MyParameter=value" "MyOtherParameter=value"

The --capabilities flag is required if your template includes resources that affect permissions on your account, e.g. one of your resources is a AWS::IAM::Role.

Another flag omitted above is the --no-execute-changeset which allows you view and confirm your changes before executing the change set.

deploy is a wrapper around CreateChangeSet, CreateStack, and UpdateStack; we can use deploy whether the stack already exists or not.

2 Updating Stacks

Updating a Cloudformation resource will either result in:

  • Update with No Interruption: the update occurs with no disruption to existing resources. The resource's physical ID (e.g. EC2 instance ID or an S3 bucket name) is not changed.
  • Updates with Some Interruption: There may be some interruption updating the resource
  • Replacement: The resource is recreated during the update and thus its physical ID is also changed.

Author: root

Created: 2024-03-23 Sat 11:44