Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)


Creates a placement group that you launch cluster instances into. Give the group a name that's unique within the scope of your account.

For more information about placement groups and cluster instances, see Cluster Instances in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


A name for the placement group.

Constraints: Up to 255 ASCII characters

Type: String

Required: Yes


The placement strategy.

Type: String

Valid Values: cluster

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The ID of the request.

Type: String


Is true if the request succeeds, and an error otherwise.

Type: Boolean


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Client Errors.



This example creates a placement group named XYZ-cluster.

Sample Request

Sample Response

<CreatePlacementGroupResponse xmlns="">

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: