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AWS CloudFormation Nested Stacks

AWS CloudFormation Nested Stacks

Difficulty Level
Lab Duration
75 Min
About Lab


This lab walks you through the steps to create a Nested Stack using cloudFormation. In this lab, you will create two separate stacks for Auto Scaling and Load Balancing and then attach the Autoscaling group to the Load balancer using a Nested Stack.

What Will You Learn?

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Provision a web server using an Autoscaling group attached to a load balancer using CloudFormation Stack.
  • Review the templates to understand the various parameters and resources created by the Nested Stack. 
  • Test the working principle of a Nested Stack through our example in this lab.


No prior experience is required for performing this lab.

Lab Steps:

1. Starting a lab

  • Every AWS lab on the QwikSkills platform has a uniform user interface. You will see the below screen whenever you open up any lab.
  • The blue colored “Start Lab” button will set up the temporary username and password and assign the required cloud permissions in the background. Click on the button to start the lab.  

2. Opening AWS Portal

  • After you have clicked the start button, the cloud environment is cre