Use your own VPC on AWS

Stackmate deploys a VPC for every environment it handles. For example, if you have two environments, production and staging, you'll get two different VPCs when finished deploying.

By default, AWS has a limit of 5 VPCs per account, which means that you should either be re-using a VPC you've already used elsewhere, or reach out to the AWS support to have them increase your VPC quota.

In our example, we'll create and use a VPC that we'll add to our stackmate configuration.

  • First, let's create a VPC on AWS: We can create the VPC using the Console by following this document, or use the AWS CLI by following this one instead.

  • Next, we need to grab the VPC ID and the Root IP used to create the CIDR blocks on the VPC

  • In our example, we assume that the VPC ID is vpc-1234567 and the CIDR block will be which means that our root IP address is

  • We need to add a provider service on our configuration as follows:

  bucket: ...
  lockTable: ...
      type: provider
      vpcId: "vpc-1234567"
      rootIp: ""
      type: application
      # ... the rest of the configuration here ...

What stackmate will do next then, is to import the vpc specified, and use this as the reference VPC for your AWS services

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