Configuring VPC and RDS via Cloudformation for AWS Lambda

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I have outlined the overall “project” and here is my notes on the RDS + VPC challange: Setting up RDS (and VPC) via CloudFormation The Serverless Framework has fields to include verbatim CloudFormation template data - but I found myself unable to figure out how to get the resulting connection information into my lambda function without running CloudFormation api calls to get outputs of a given CloudFormation stack either as plugin that repackages the zipfile of the lambda after the CloudFormation stack has executed or as seperate standalone stack where values are then available when the serverless framework deploys.