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Auto Scaling is a web service designed to launch or terminate EC2 instances automatically based on user-defined policies, schedules, and health checks. You can get started with Auto Scaling by performing the tasks shown in the following diagram. You'll use the Auto Scaling Command Line Interface (CLI) to complete these tasks.
This guide walks you through a few basic Auto Scaling procedures, including setting up the CLI, creating an Auto Scaling group, and deleting it. To start, click the following Get Started button.
Use of this guide assumes that you have completed the Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing Getting Started Guide.