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AWS::AutoScaling::AutoScalingGroup MetricsCollection

MetricsCollection is a property of AutoScalingGroup that describes the group metrics that an Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling group sends to Amazon CloudWatch. These metrics describe the group rather than any of its instances.

For more information, see Monitoring Your Auto Scaling Groups and Instances Using Amazon CloudWatch in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide. You can find a sample template snippet in the Examples section of the AWS::AutoScaling::AutoScalingGroup documentation.


To declare this entity in your AWS CloudFormation template, use the following syntax:


{ "Granularity" : String, "Metrics" : [ String, ... ] }


Granularity: String Metrics: - String



The frequency at which Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling sends aggregated data to CloudWatch.

Allowed Values: 1Minute

Required: Yes

Type: String

Update requires: No interruption


The list of Auto Scaling group metrics to collect. If you specify Granularity and don't specify any metrics, all metrics are enabled.

Allowed Values:

  • GroupMinSize

  • GroupMaxSize

  • GroupDesiredCapacity

  • GroupInServiceInstances

  • GroupPendingInstances

  • GroupStandbyInstances

  • GroupTerminatingInstances

  • GroupTotalInstances

Required: No

Type: List of String

Update requires: No interruption

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