Create a CIS-194 Stack in AWS

This lab will guide you through the process of creating a stack for cis-194 using AWS CloudFormation. CloudFormation is a tool that allows you to create a bunch of interconnected resources in AWS in one shot using a YAML description of the resources. Creating this stack will cost money. You should have free credit through AWS Educate so that you don’t have to pay out of pocket.

Before You Begin

There are two ways to use AWS Educate. You can create a managed account with a $50 credit or you can apply the credit to an existing account. You should have setup AWS Educate at the beginning of the semester and have access to the AWS Console.

Get to your AWS Console by reviewing the instructions in the Login to AWS Lab

The next step starts from the AWS Console

Step 1: Get to CloudFormation

Type “CloudFormation” into the search bar and select CloudFormation in the results.

Find CloudFormation

Step 2: Create a new Stack

Click the “Create Stack” button. You may not get a menu when you click it, if you do select, “With New Resources (Standard)” as shown.

Create New Stack

Step 3: Specify Template

Keep the default “Template is Ready” selected and select “Amazon S3 URL” for the source of the template. Paste the following URL into the box as shown:

https://notebooks-course-content.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/cis-194/cis-194-stack.yml

Copy URL

Step 4: Specify Stack Name

Name your stack “cis-194” in the box as shown.

Select Name

Step 5: Finish the Stack Creation

You now have everything entered. All you have to do is click “Next” then “Create Stack” as shown.

Select Next:

Select Next

Select Create Stack:

Create Stack

Turn In

It will take a couple of minutes to create the stack. When it is complete you should see so in the CloudFormation console. Take a screenshot of your completed stack similar to the one shown below:

Create Complete

Turn in your screenshot on Canvas.