AWS clone environment

Hello,
We have separate environments for different teams and would like to create exact copy of another environment In AWS.

Performance engineering team wants to build their own performance environment for load testing.

QA has their own environment which is 100% scalability to Production.

I'm AWS  CSA and would like to build the same environment as QA by myself instead of bothering AWS team since they have enough stuff on their plate to deliver .

Please advice me the best way to build my own environment which would be exact copy of another environment in different VPC.

i know using cloud formation we can create a template on existing environment and run that through CF but I'm looking for detail steps .
Or Any other interesting way to achieve this.


Thanks in advance
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
You can do this by create the image from the instant Management.

Go to the instance
Select the instance and click on instance action
Create image

Check the link below for the step by step process.

http://www.misterjensen.com/site/how-to-clone-an-amazon-web-services-ec2-instance/
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AWSnewbieAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your response. I see the above solution is cloning for EC2 instance. However, I want to clone the complete environment.

Ex: We already have STAGE/QA environment in AWS, I want to clone this environment and name as performance environment. so that now we have two environments with different names.
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Stuart ScottAWS Content Lead at Cloud AcademyCommented:
Hi,

The best was as mentioned is to use CloudFormation and CloudFormer.  The link below gives detailed steps on how to acheive this:

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSCloudFormation/latest/UserGuide/cfn-using-cloudformer.html

Hope this helps,

Cheers,

Stu...
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AWSnewbieAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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