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RecordLifecycleActionHeartbeat

Records a heartbeat for the lifecycle action associated with the specified token or instance. This extends the timeout by the length of time defined using PutLifecycleHook.

This step is a part of the procedure for adding a lifecycle hook to an Auto Scaling group:

  1. (Optional) Create a Lambda function and a rule that allows CloudWatch Events to invoke your Lambda function when Auto Scaling launches or terminates instances.

  2. (Optional) Create a notification target and an IAM role. The target can be either an Amazon SQS queue or an Amazon SNS topic. The role allows Auto Scaling to publish lifecycle notifications to the target.

  3. Create the lifecycle hook. Specify whether the hook is used when the instances launch or terminate.

  4. If you need more time, record the lifecycle action heartbeat to keep the instance in a pending state.

  5. If you finish before the timeout period ends, complete the lifecycle action.

For more information, see Auto Scaling Lifecycle in the Auto Scaling User Guide.

Request Parameters

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

AutoScalingGroupName

The name of the Auto Scaling group for the hook.

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes

InstanceId

The ID of the instance.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 19.

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

Required: No

LifecycleActionToken

A token that uniquely identifies a specific lifecycle action associated with an instance. Auto Scaling sends this token to the notification target you specified when you created the lifecycle hook.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 36.

Required: No

LifecycleHookName

The name of the lifecycle hook.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [A-Za-z0-9\-_\/]+

Required: Yes

Errors

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

ResourceContention

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

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

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