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

Amazon EMR InstanceGroupConfig SimpleScalingPolicyConfiguration

SimpleScalingPolicyConfiguration specifies an automatic scaling configuration that describes how the policy adds or removes instances, the cooldown period, and the number of EC2 instances that are added when the CloudWatch metric alarm condition is met. SimpleScalingPolicyConfiguration is a subproperty of the Amazon EMR InstanceGroupConfig ScalingAction property type.



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


AdjustmentType: String CoolDown: Integer ScalingAdjustment: String



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


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

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 the instance group, based on the specified AdjustmentType. A positive value adds to the instance group's EC2 instance count. A negative number removes instances. If AdjustmentType is set to EXACT_CAPACITY, specify only a positive integer. If AdjustmentType is set to PERCENT_CHANGE_IN_CAPACITY, express the value of the percentage as a decimal. For example, -0.20 indicates a decrease in 20% increments of cluster capacity.

Required: Yes

Type: Integer

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