Each Quick Start has a unique ID that is used for tracking and reporting purposes. When you submit your Quick Start proposal, we’ll assign this ID for you. You’ll need to add this ID in the format QS(XXXX) in the Description field of your AWS CloudFormation template; for example:

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"AWSTemplateFormatVersion": "2010-09-09",
    "Description": "This template is intended to be deployed into an existing VPC with two public subnets. It will deploy one Linux bastion instance in each public VPC subnet. **WARNING** This template creates Amazon EC2 instance and related resources. You will be billed for the AWS resources used if you create a stack from this template. QS(0037)",
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Include the Quick Start ID in the actual workload of the Quick Start. Beware of double-counting. If your Quick Start includes multiple templates, follow these requirements:

  • If you’re using a master template:
    • Include the QSID only in the nested template that deploys the actual workload of the Quick Start. DO NOT include the same QSID in the master template as it would be double-counted in the reporting.
    • If the Quick Start only has a master template (that is, if it’s solely an aggregation of Quick Starts), then include the QSID in the master template.
  • If you aren’t using a master template:
    • Include the QSID in every template that deploys the actual workload and provides an entry point to the Quick Start. (That is, include the ID in the templates that are launched by the user that are not called by other templates as part of the Quick Start.)
    • If a template deploys supporting infrastructure that’s not core to the Quick Start workload, DO NOT include the QSID in the template.