Set up Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling - Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Set up Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Before you start using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, complete the following tasks.

Prepare to use Amazon EC2

If you haven't used Amazon EC2 before, complete the tasks described in the Amazon EC2 documentation. For more information, see Setting up with Amazon EC2 in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances or Setting up with Amazon EC2 in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Windows Instances.

Install the AWS CLI

To use the AWS CLI with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, install the latest AWS CLI version. For information about installing the AWS CLI or upgrading it to the latest version, see Installing the AWS Command Line Interface in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.

To run AWS CLI commands using the AWS Management Console, you can use AWS CloudShell in supported AWS Regions. For more information, see Create Auto Scaling groups from the command line using AWS CloudShell.