AWS CloudFormation
User Guide (API Version 2010-05-15)

Amazon EMR Cluster SimpleScalingPolicyConfiguration

SimpleScalingPolicyConfiguration is a subproperty of the Amazon EMR Cluster ScalingAction property. It specifies an automatic scaling configuration that describes how the policy adds or removes instances, the cooldown period, and the number of Amazon EC2 instances that will be added each time the CloudWatch metric alarm condition is satisfied.



{ "AdjustmentType" : String, "CoolDown" : Integer, "ScalingAdjustment" : String }


AdjustmentType: String CoolDown: Integer ScalingAdjustment: String



For more information about the constraints and valid values of each property, see the SimpleScalingPolicyConfiguration data type in the Amazon EMR API Reference.


The way in which Amazon EC2 instances are added (if ScalingAdjustment is a positive number) or terminated (if ScalingAdjustment is a negative number) each time the scaling activity is triggered. CHANGE_IN_CAPACITY is the default.

Required: No

Type: String


The amount of time, in seconds, after a scaling activity completes before any further trigger-related scaling activities can start. The default value is 0.

Required: No

Type: Integer


The amount by which to scale in or scale out, based on the specified AdjustmentType. A positive value adds to the instance group's Amazon EC2 instance count while a negative number removes instances. If AdjustmentType is set to EXACT_CAPACITY, the number should only be a positive integer. If AdjustmentType is set to PERCENT_CHANGE_IN_CAPACITY, the value should express the percentage as a decimal.

Required: Yes

Type: Integer

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