Control-M for AWS CloudFormation

The AWS CloudFormation service enables you to create a collection of related AWS and third-party resources, and provision and manage them in an orderly and predictable fashion.

Control-M for AWS CloudFormation enables you to do the following:

  • Connect to any AWS CloudFormation endpoint from a single computer with secure login, which eliminates the need to provide authentication.
  • Integrate AWS CloudFormation jobs with other Control-M jobs into a single scheduling environment.
  • Monitor the status, results, and output of AWS CloudFormation jobs in the Monitoring domain.
  • Attach an SLA job to your AWS CloudFormation jobs.
  • Introduce all Control-M capabilities to Control-M for AWS CloudFormation including advanced scheduling criteria, complex dependencies, Resource Pools, Lock Resources, and variables.

Control-M for AWS CloudFormation Compatibility

The following table lists the prerequisites that are required to use the AWS CloudFormation plug-in, each with its minimum required version.

Control-M Application Integrator9.0.21.100
Control-M Web9.0.21.100
Control-M Automation API9.0.21.125

Control-M for AWS CloudFormation is supported on Control-M Web and Control-M Automation API, but not on Control-M client.

To download the required installation files for each prerequisite, see Obtaining Control-M Installation Files.

Setting up Control-M for AWS CloudFormation

This procedure describes how to deploy the AWS CloudFormation plug-in, create a connection profile, and define an AWS CloudFormation job in Control-M Web and Automation API.

NOTE: Integration plug-ins released by BMC require an Application Integrator installation at your site. However, these plug-ins are not editable and you cannot import them into Application Integrator. To deploy these integrations to your Control-M environment, you import them directly into Control-M using Control-M Automation API.

Before you Begin

Verify that Automation API is installed, as described in Automation API Installation.


  1. Create a temporary directory to save the downloaded files.

  2. Download the AWS CloudFormation plug-in from the Control-M for AWS CloudFormation download page in the EPD site.
  3. Install the AWS CloudFormation plug-in via one of the following methods:
    • (For version 9.0.21 or later) Use the Provision service of Automation API:
      1. As an administrator on the Control-M/EM Server, store the downloaded zip file in the following location.
        Within several minutes, the zip file is available in all Control-M interfaces associated with the Control-M/EM.
        • Linux: $HOME/ctm_em/AUTO_DEPLOY
        • Windows: <EM_HOME>\AUTO_DEPLOY
      2. As an application user on the Agent machine, run the provision image command, as follows:
        • Linux: ctm provision image AWS_Cloudformation_plugin.Linux
        • Windows: ctm provision image AWS_Cloudformation_plugin.Windows
    • (For versions lower than 9.0.21) Use the Deploy service of Automation API, as described in deploy jobtype.
  4. Create an AWS CloudFormation connection profile in Control-M Web or Automation API, as follows:
  5. Define an AWS CloudFormation job in Control-M Web or Automation API, as follows:


To remove this plug-in from an Agent, follow the instructions in Removing a Plug-in. The plug-in ID is ACF082023.

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