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API Reference (API Version 2011-01-01)

DescribeAutoScalingGroups

Describes one or more Auto Scaling groups.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

AutoScalingGroupNames.member.N

The group names. If you omit this parameter, all Auto Scaling groups are described.

Type: array of Strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1600.

Pattern: [\u0020-\uD7FF\uE000-\uFFFD\uD800\uDC00-\uDBFF\uDFFF\r\n\t]*

Required: No

MaxRecords

The maximum number of items to return with this call.

Type: Integer

Required: No

NextToken

The token for the next set of items to return. (You received this token from a previous call.)

Type: String

Pattern: [\u0020-\uD7FF\uE000-\uFFFD\uD800\uDC00-\uDBFF\uDFFF\r\n\t]*

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.

AutoScalingGroups.member.N

The groups.

Type: array of AutoScalingGroup objects

NextToken

The token to use when requesting the next set of items. If there are no additional items to return, the string is empty.

Type: String

Pattern: [\u0020-\uD7FF\uE000-\uFFFD\uD800\uDC00-\uDBFF\uDFFF\r\n\t]*

Errors

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

InvalidNextToken

The NextToken value is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceContention

You already have a pending update to an Auto Scaling resource (for example, a group, instance, or load balancer).

HTTP Status Code: 500

Example

Sample Request

https://autoscaling.amazonaws.com/?Action=DescribeAutoScalingGroups
&AutoScalingGroupNames.member.1=my-asg
&Version=2011-01-01
&AUTHPARAMS 

Sample Response

<DescribeAutoScalingGroupsResponse xmlns="http://autoscaling.amazonaws.com/doc/2011-01-01/">
  <DescribeAutoScalingGroupsResult>
    <AutoScalingGroups>
      <member>
        <HealthCheckType>ELB</HealthCheckType>
        <LoadBalancerNames>
          <member>my-loadbalancer</member>
        </LoadBalancerNames>
        <Instances>
          <member>
            <LaunchConfigurationName>my-lc</LaunchConfigurationName>
            <LifecycleState>InService</LifecycleState>
            <InstanceId>i-12345678</InstanceId>
            <ProtectedFromScaleIn>false</ProtectedFromScaleIn>
            <AvailabilityZone>us-east-1c</AvailabilityZone>
          </member>
        </Instances>
        <TerminationPolicies>
          <member>Default</member>
        </TerminationPolicies>
        <DefaultCooldown>300</DefaultCooldown>
        <AutoScalingGroupARN>arn:aws:autoscaling:us-east-1:123456789012:autoScalingGroup:12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012:autoScalingGroupName/my-asg</AutoScalingGroupARN>
        <EnabledMetrics />
        <AvailabilityZones>
          <member>us-east-1b</member>
          <member>us-east-1a</member>
        </AvailabilityZones>
        <Tags>
          <member>
            <ResourceId>my-asg</ResourceId>
            <PropagateAtLaunch>true</PropagateAtLaunch>
            <Value>test</Value>
            <Key>environment</Key>
            <ResourceType>auto-scaling-group</ResourceType>
          </member>
        </Tags>
        <LaunchConfigurationName>my-lc</LaunchConfigurationName>
        <AutoScalingGroupName>my-asg</AutoScalingGroupName>
        <HealthCheckGracePeriod>300</HealthCheckGracePeriod>
        <NewInstancesProtectedFromScaleIn>false</NewInstancesProtectedFromScaleIn>
        <SuspendedProcesses />
        <CreatedTime>2015-05-06T17:47:15.107Z</CreatedTime>
        <MinSize>2</MinSize>
        <MaxSize>10</MaxSize>
        <DesiredCapacity>2</DesiredCapacity>
        <VPCZoneIdentifier>subnet-12345678,subnet-98765432</VPCZoneIdentifier>
      </member>
    </AutoScalingGroups>
  </DescribeAutoScalingGroupsResult>
  <ResponseMetadata>
    <RequestId>7c6e177f-f082-11e1-ac58-3714bEXAMPLE</RequestId>
  </ResponseMetadata>
</DescribeAutoScalingGroupsResponse>