Initial Setup Instructions

  1. Clone this repository to your local workspace. This contains the CloudFormation templates and other materials you will need during the workshop.

  2. If you do not already have an EC2 keypair created, sign-in to the AWS EC2 console at

    • Click Key Pairs and then click Create Key Pair.

    • Give the key pair a name and click Create. The console will generate a new key pair and download the private key. Keep this somewhere safe.

    Deploy the initial CloudFormation template. This creates IAM roles, an S3 bucket, and other resources that you will use in later labs

Region Launch Template
Oregon (us-west-2) Launch Catsndogs Base Stack into Oregon with CloudFormation
Ohio (us-east-2) Launch Catsndogs Base Stack into Ohio with CloudFormation
Ireland (eu-west-1) Launch Catsndogs Base Stack into Ireland with CloudFormation
Singapore (ap-southeast-1) Launch Catsndogs Base Stack into Singapore with CloudFormation

If you are sharing an AWS account with someone else doing the workshop, only one of you needs to create this stack.

The Stack will be name catsndogssetup. Later labs will reference this stack by name, so if you choose a different stack name you will need to change the LabSetupStackName parameter in later labs.

Note: Be sure to tick the I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources with custom names check box.