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[ aws . application-autoscaling ]



Deletes the specified Application Auto Scaling scaling policy.

Deleting a policy deletes the underlying alarm action, but does not delete the CloudWatch alarm associated with the scaling policy, even if it no longer has an associated action.

To create a scaling policy or update an existing one, see put-scaling-policy .

See also: AWS API Documentation


--policy-name <value>
--service-namespace <value>
--resource-id <value>
--scalable-dimension <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--policy-name (string)

The name of the scaling policy.

--service-namespace (string)

The namespace of the AWS service. For more information, see AWS Service Namespaces in the Amazon Web Services General Reference .

Possible values:

  • ecs
  • elasticmapreduce
  • ec2
  • appstream
  • dynamodb

--resource-id (string)

The identifier of the resource associated with the scalable target. This string consists of the resource type and unique identifier.

  • ECS service - The resource type is service and the unique identifier is the cluster name and service name. Example: service/default/sample-webapp .
  • Spot fleet request - The resource type is spot-fleet-request and the unique identifier is the Spot fleet request ID. Example: spot-fleet-request/sfr-73fbd2ce-aa30-494c-8788-1cee4EXAMPLE .
  • EMR cluster - The resource type is instancegroup and the unique identifier is the cluster ID and instance group ID. Example: instancegroup/j-2EEZNYKUA1NTV/ig-1791Y4E1L8YI0 .
  • AppStream 2.0 fleet - The resource type is fleet and the unique identifier is the fleet name. Example: fleet/sample-fleet .
  • DynamoDB table - The resource type is table and the unique identifier is the resource ID. Example: table/my-table .
  • DynamoDB global secondary index - The resource type is index and the unique identifier is the resource ID. Example: table/my-table/index/my-table-index .

--scalable-dimension (string)

The scalable dimension. This string consists of the service namespace, resource type, and scaling property.

  • ecs:service:DesiredCount - The desired task count of an ECS service.
  • ec2:spot-fleet-request:TargetCapacity - The target capacity of a Spot fleet request.
  • elasticmapreduce:instancegroup:InstanceCount - The instance count of an EMR Instance Group.
  • appstream:fleet:DesiredCapacity - The desired capacity of an AppStream 2.0 fleet.
  • dynamodb:table:ReadCapacityUnits - The provisioned read capacity for a DynamoDB table.
  • dynamodb:table:WriteCapacityUnits - The provisioned write capacity for a DynamoDB table.
  • dynamodb:index:ReadCapacityUnits - The provisioned read capacity for a DynamoDB global secondary index.
  • dynamodb:index:WriteCapacityUnits - The provisioned write capacity for a DynamoDB global secondary index.

Possible values:

  • ecs:service:DesiredCount
  • ec2:spot-fleet-request:TargetCapacity
  • elasticmapreduce:instancegroup:InstanceCount
  • appstream:fleet:DesiredCapacity
  • dynamodb:table:ReadCapacityUnits
  • dynamodb:table:WriteCapacityUnits
  • dynamodb:index:ReadCapacityUnits
  • dynamodb:index:WriteCapacityUnits

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.


To delete a scaling policy

This example deletes a scaling policy for the Amazon ECS service web-app running in the default cluster.


aws application-autoscaling delete-scaling-policy --policy-name web-app-cpu-lt-25 --scalable-dimension ecs:service:DesiredCount --resource-id service/default/web-app --service-namespace ecs