AWS::EC2::PlacementGroup - AWS CloudFormation


Specifies a placement group in which to launch instances. The strategy of the placement group determines how the instances are organized within the group.

A cluster placement group is a logical grouping of instances within a single Availability Zone that benefit from low network latency, high network throughput. A spread placement group places instances on distinct hardware. A partition placement group places groups of instances in different partitions, where instances in one partition do not share the same hardware with instances in another partition.

For more information, see Placement Groups in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.


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


{ "Type" : "AWS::EC2::PlacementGroup", "Properties" : { "Strategy" : String } }


Type: AWS::EC2::PlacementGroup Properties: Strategy: String



The placement strategy.

Required: No

Type: String

Allowed values: cluster | partition | spread

Update requires: Replacement

Return values


When you pass the logical ID of this resource to the intrinsic Ref function, Ref returns the name of the placement group.

For more information about using the Ref function, see Ref.


Create a placement group

The following example declares a placement group with a cluster placement strategy.


"PlacementGroup" : { "Type" : "AWS::EC2::PlacementGroup", "Properties" : { "Strategy" : "cluster" } }


PlacementGroup: Type: AWS::EC2::PlacementGroup Properties: Strategy: cluster