PutWarmPool - Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

PutWarmPool

Creates or updates a warm pool for the specified Auto Scaling group. A warm pool is a pool of pre-initialized EC2 instances that sits alongside the Auto Scaling group. Whenever your application needs to scale out, the Auto Scaling group can draw on the warm pool to meet its new desired capacity. For more information and example configurations, see Warm pools for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.

This operation must be called from the Region in which the Auto Scaling group was created. This operation cannot be called on an Auto Scaling group that has a mixed instances policy or a launch template or launch configuration that requests Spot Instances.

You can view the instances in the warm pool using the DescribeWarmPool API call. If you are no longer using a warm pool, you can delete it by calling the DeleteWarmPool API.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

AutoScalingGroupName

The name of the Auto Scaling group.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [\u0020-\uD7FF\uE000-\uFFFD\uD800\uDC00-\uDBFF\uDFFF\r\n\t]*

Required: Yes

MaxGroupPreparedCapacity

Specifies the maximum number of instances that are allowed to be in the warm pool or in any state except Terminated for the Auto Scaling group. This is an optional property. Specify it only if you do not want the warm pool size to be determined by the difference between the group's maximum capacity and its desired capacity.

Important

If a value for MaxGroupPreparedCapacity is not specified, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling launches and maintains the difference between the group's maximum capacity and its desired capacity. If you specify a value for MaxGroupPreparedCapacity, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling uses the difference between the MaxGroupPreparedCapacity and the desired capacity instead.

The size of the warm pool is dynamic. Only when MaxGroupPreparedCapacity and MinSize are set to the same value does the warm pool have an absolute size.

If the desired capacity of the Auto Scaling group is higher than the MaxGroupPreparedCapacity, the capacity of the warm pool is 0, unless you specify a value for MinSize. To remove a value that you previously set, include the property but specify -1 for the value.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of -1.

Required: No

MinSize

Specifies the minimum number of instances to maintain in the warm pool. This helps you to ensure that there is always a certain number of warmed instances available to handle traffic spikes. Defaults to 0 if not specified.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 0.

Required: No

PoolState

Sets the instance state to transition to after the lifecycle actions are complete. Default is Stopped.

Type: String

Valid Values: Stopped | Running

Required: No

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

LimitExceeded

You have already reached a limit for your Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling resources (for example, Auto Scaling groups, launch configurations, or lifecycle hooks). For more information, see DescribeAccountLimits.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceContention

You already have a pending update to an Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling resource (for example, an Auto Scaling group, instance, or load balancer).

HTTP Status Code: 500

Examples

Example

This example illustrates one usage of PutWarmPool.

Sample Request

https://autoscaling.amazonaws.com/?Action=PutWarmPool &AutoScalingGroupName=my-asg &MinSize=30 &Version=2011-01-01 &AUTHPARAMS

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: