Auto Scaling
API Reference (API Version 2011-01-01)
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Describes the available CloudWatch metrics for Auto Scaling.

Note that the GroupStandbyInstances metric is not returned by default. You must explicitly request this metric when calling EnableMetricsCollection.

Response Elements

The following elements are returned.


The granularities for the metrics.

Type: MetricGranularityType list


One or more metrics.

Type: MetricCollectionType list


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


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

HTTP Status Code: 500


Sample Request

Sample Response

<DescribeMetricCollectionTypesResponse xmlns="">