Creating an Auto Scaling group using the Amazon EC2 launch wizard - Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Creating an Auto Scaling group using the Amazon EC2 launch wizard

You can create a launch template and an Auto Scaling group in a single procedure by using the Amazon EC2 launch wizard. This is useful if you want to create a new launch template and Auto Scaling group from settings you've already selected in the Amazon EC2 launch wizard. You cannot use this option to create an Auto Scaling group using an existing launch template.

To create a launch template and Auto Scaling group using the launch wizard

  1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/.

  2. From the dashboard, choose Launch instances.

  3. Choose an AMI, then choose an instance type on the next page, and then choose Next: Configure Instance Details.

  4. In Number of instances, enter the number of instances that you want to launch, and then choose Launch into Auto Scaling Group. You do not need to add any other configuration details on the page.

  5. On the confirmation page, choose Continue.

  6. On the Create launch template page, enter a name and description for the new launch template, and review the details of the template. If everything is satisfactory, choose Create launch template. Otherwise, update the settings of the launch template. For more information, see Creating your launch template (console).

  7. On the confirmation page, choose Create Auto Scaling group.

  8. On the Choose launch template or configuration page, the launch template that you created is already selected for you. Enter a name for the group, and then choose Next.

  9. On the Configure settings page, for Purchase options and instance types, choose Adhere to the launch template to use the EC2 instance type and purchase option that are specified in the launch template.

  10. Under Network, specify a VPC and one or more subnets.

  11. Choose Next twice.

  12. (Optional) On the Configure group size and scaling policies page, configure the following options, and then choose Next:

    1. For Desired capacity, enter the initial number of instances to launch. When you change this number to a value outside of the minimum or maximum capacity limits, you must update the values of Minimum capacity or Maximum capacity. For more information, see Setting capacity limits for your Auto Scaling group.

    2. To automatically scale the size of the Auto Scaling group, choose Target tracking scaling policy and follow the directions. For more information, see Target Tracking Scaling Policies.

  13. You can optionally add notifications or tags. Or, you can choose Skip to review.

  14. On the Review page, choose Create Auto Scaling group.