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Using CloudFormation templates 🔗

Decide which CloudFormation template to use depending on your deployment method (for example, per AWS region or per AWS account) and integration type (for example, logs only, metric streams only, or both). Even if you don’t intend to use both logs and metrics, you can safely deploy a CloudFormation template, since unused infrastructure doesn’t generate costs.

From the CloudFormation templates table, select the QuickLink for a template with support for metric streams or logs. The QuickLink automatically opens the AWS Management Console in the last region you used, but you may select any other region in the AWS Management Console.

If the prepopulated CloudFormation template does not meet your needs, create required resources using CloudFormation manually by following these steps:

  1. Select the Hosted template link to download and modify the template you choose.

  2. In the Quick Create stack dialog box for the selected template, enter the access token for your organization.

  3. Select Create stack.

  4. Use an API call to enable CloudWatch Metric Streams. To learn more, see Enable CloudWatch Metric Streams (optional).

You can optionally use AWS CloudFormation StackSets to work simultaneously across multiple AWS regions after configuring the StackSet prerequisites for self-managed permissions. For more details, see Amazon Web Services documentation to configure StackSet prerequisites.

CloudFormation templates

Select the QuickLink for a template which supports Metric Streams or logs, it will open the AWS Management Console in the last region that you used.

Supports Log collection

Supports Metric Streams

Deployment type

QuickLink

Hosted template

Yes

Yes

Once per account (using StackSets)

Deploy this QuickLink

Hosted template

Yes

Yes

In each region

Deploy this QuickLink in every region

Hosted template

Yes

No

Once per account (using StackSets)

Deploy this QuickLink

Hosted template

Yes

No

In each region

Deploy this QuickLink in every region

Hosted template

No

Yes

Once per account (using StackSets)

Deploy this QuickLink

Hosted template

No

Yes

In each region

Deploy this QuickLink in every region

Hosted template