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[ aws . autoscaling ]

create-auto-scaling-group

Description

We strongly recommend using a launch template when calling this operation to ensure full functionality for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Amazon EC2.

Creates an Auto Scaling group with the specified name and attributes.

If you exceed your maximum limit of Auto Scaling groups, the call fails. To query this limit, call the DescribeAccountLimits API. For information about updating this limit, see Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling service quotas in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

For introductory exercises for creating an Auto Scaling group, see Getting started with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Tutorial: Set up a scaled and load-balanced application in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide . For more information, see Auto Scaling groups in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

Every Auto Scaling group has three size parameters (DesiredCapacity , MaxSize , and MinSize ). Usually, you set these sizes based on a specific number of instances. However, if you configure a mixed instances policy that defines weights for the instance types, you must specify these sizes with the same units that you use for weighting instances.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-auto-scaling-group
--auto-scaling-group-name <value>
[--launch-configuration-name <value>]
[--launch-template <value>]
[--mixed-instances-policy <value>]
[--instance-id <value>]
--min-size <value>
--max-size <value>
[--desired-capacity <value>]
[--default-cooldown <value>]
[--availability-zones <value>]
[--load-balancer-names <value>]
[--target-group-arns <value>]
[--health-check-type <value>]
[--health-check-grace-period <value>]
[--placement-group <value>]
[--vpc-zone-identifier <value>]
[--termination-policies <value>]
[--new-instances-protected-from-scale-in | --no-new-instances-protected-from-scale-in]
[--capacity-rebalance | --no-capacity-rebalance]
[--lifecycle-hook-specification-list <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--service-linked-role-arn <value>]
[--max-instance-lifetime <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--auto-scaling-group-name (string)

The name of the Auto Scaling group. This name must be unique per Region per account.

--launch-configuration-name (string)

The name of the launch configuration to use to launch instances.

Conditional: You must specify either a launch template (LaunchTemplate or MixedInstancesPolicy ) or a launch configuration (LaunchConfigurationName or InstanceId ).

--launch-template (structure)

Parameters used to specify the launch template and version to use to launch instances.

Conditional: You must specify either a launch template (LaunchTemplate or MixedInstancesPolicy ) or a launch configuration (LaunchConfigurationName or InstanceId ).

Note

The launch template that is specified must be configured for use with an Auto Scaling group. For more information, see Creating a launch template for an Auto Scaling group in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

LaunchTemplateId -> (string)

The ID of the launch template. To get the template ID, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplates API operation. New launch templates can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplate API.

Conditional: You must specify either a LaunchTemplateId or a LaunchTemplateName .

LaunchTemplateName -> (string)

The name of the launch template. To get the template name, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplates API operation. New launch templates can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplate API.

Conditional: You must specify either a LaunchTemplateId or a LaunchTemplateName .

Version -> (string)

The version number, $Latest , or $Default . To get the version number, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplateVersions API operation. New launch template versions can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplateVersion API. If the value is $Latest , Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling selects the latest version of the launch template when launching instances. If the value is $Default , Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling selects the default version of the launch template when launching instances. The default value is $Default .

Shorthand Syntax:

LaunchTemplateId=string,LaunchTemplateName=string,Version=string

JSON Syntax:

{
  "LaunchTemplateId": "string",
  "LaunchTemplateName": "string",
  "Version": "string"
}

--mixed-instances-policy (structure)

An embedded object that specifies a mixed instances policy. The required parameters must be specified. If optional parameters are unspecified, their default values are used.

The policy includes parameters that not only define the distribution of On-Demand Instances and Spot Instances, the maximum price to pay for Spot Instances, and how the Auto Scaling group allocates instance types to fulfill On-Demand and Spot capacities, but also the parameters that specify the instance configuration information—the launch template and instance types. The policy can also include a weight for each instance type and different launch templates for individual instance types. For more information, see Auto Scaling groups with multiple instance types and purchase options in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

LaunchTemplate -> (structure)

Specifies the launch template to use and optionally the instance types (overrides) that are used to provision EC2 instances to fulfill On-Demand and Spot capacities. Required when creating a mixed instances policy.

LaunchTemplateSpecification -> (structure)

The launch template to use.

LaunchTemplateId -> (string)

The ID of the launch template. To get the template ID, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplates API operation. New launch templates can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplate API.

Conditional: You must specify either a LaunchTemplateId or a LaunchTemplateName .

LaunchTemplateName -> (string)

The name of the launch template. To get the template name, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplates API operation. New launch templates can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplate API.

Conditional: You must specify either a LaunchTemplateId or a LaunchTemplateName .

Version -> (string)

The version number, $Latest , or $Default . To get the version number, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplateVersions API operation. New launch template versions can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplateVersion API. If the value is $Latest , Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling selects the latest version of the launch template when launching instances. If the value is $Default , Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling selects the default version of the launch template when launching instances. The default value is $Default .

Overrides -> (list)

Any parameters that you specify override the same parameters in the launch template. If not provided, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling uses the instance type specified in the launch template when it launches an instance.

(structure)

Describes an override for a launch template. The maximum number of instance types that can be associated with an Auto Scaling group is 40. The maximum number of distinct launch templates you can define for an Auto Scaling group is 20. For more information about configuring overrides, see Configuring overrides in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

InstanceType -> (string)

The instance type, such as m3.xlarge . You must use an instance type that is supported in your requested Region and Availability Zones. For more information, see Instance types in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide .

WeightedCapacity -> (string)

The number of capacity units provided by the specified instance type in terms of virtual CPUs, memory, storage, throughput, or other relative performance characteristic. When a Spot or On-Demand Instance is provisioned, the capacity units count toward the desired capacity. Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling provisions instances until the desired capacity is totally fulfilled, even if this results in an overage. For example, if there are 2 units remaining to fulfill capacity, and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling can only provision an instance with a WeightedCapacity of 5 units, the instance is provisioned, and the desired capacity is exceeded by 3 units. For more information, see Instance weighting for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide . Value must be in the range of 1 to 999.

LaunchTemplateSpecification -> (structure)

Provides the launch template to be used when launching the instance type. For example, some instance types might require a launch template with a different AMI. If not provided, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling uses the launch template that's defined for your mixed instances policy. For more information, see Specifying a different launch template for an instance type in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

LaunchTemplateId -> (string)

The ID of the launch template. To get the template ID, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplates API operation. New launch templates can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplate API.

Conditional: You must specify either a LaunchTemplateId or a LaunchTemplateName .

LaunchTemplateName -> (string)

The name of the launch template. To get the template name, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplates API operation. New launch templates can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplate API.

Conditional: You must specify either a LaunchTemplateId or a LaunchTemplateName .

Version -> (string)

The version number, $Latest , or $Default . To get the version number, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplateVersions API operation. New launch template versions can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplateVersion API. If the value is $Latest , Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling selects the latest version of the launch template when launching instances. If the value is $Default , Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling selects the default version of the launch template when launching instances. The default value is $Default .

InstancesDistribution -> (structure)

Specifies the instances distribution. If not provided, the value for each parameter in InstancesDistribution uses a default value.

OnDemandAllocationStrategy -> (string)

Indicates how to allocate instance types to fulfill On-Demand capacity. The only valid value is prioritized , which is also the default value. This strategy uses the order of instance types in the overrides to define the launch priority of each instance type. The first instance type in the array is prioritized higher than the last. If all your On-Demand capacity cannot be fulfilled using your highest priority instance, then the Auto Scaling groups launches the remaining capacity using the second priority instance type, and so on.

OnDemandBaseCapacity -> (integer)

The minimum amount of the Auto Scaling group's capacity that must be fulfilled by On-Demand Instances. This base portion is provisioned first as your group scales. Defaults to 0 if not specified. If you specify weights for the instance types in the overrides, set the value of OnDemandBaseCapacity in terms of the number of capacity units, and not the number of instances.

OnDemandPercentageAboveBaseCapacity -> (integer)

Controls the percentages of On-Demand Instances and Spot Instances for your additional capacity beyond OnDemandBaseCapacity . Expressed as a number (for example, 20 specifies 20% On-Demand Instances, 80% Spot Instances). Defaults to 100 if not specified. If set to 100, only On-Demand Instances are provisioned.

SpotAllocationStrategy -> (string)

Indicates how to allocate instances across Spot Instance pools. If the allocation strategy is capacity-optimized (recommended), the Auto Scaling group launches instances using Spot pools that are optimally chosen based on the available Spot capacity. If the allocation strategy is lowest-price , the Auto Scaling group launches instances using the Spot pools with the lowest price, and evenly allocates your instances across the number of Spot pools that you specify. Defaults to lowest-price if not specified.

SpotInstancePools -> (integer)

The number of Spot Instance pools across which to allocate your Spot Instances. The Spot pools are determined from the different instance types in the overrides. Valid only when the Spot allocation strategy is lowest-price . Value must be in the range of 1 to 20. Defaults to 2 if not specified.

SpotMaxPrice -> (string)

The maximum price per unit hour that you are willing to pay for a Spot Instance. If you leave the value at its default (empty), Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling uses the On-Demand price as the maximum Spot price. To remove a value that you previously set, include the property but specify an empty string ("") for the value.

JSON Syntax:

{
  "LaunchTemplate": {
    "LaunchTemplateSpecification": {
      "LaunchTemplateId": "string",
      "LaunchTemplateName": "string",
      "Version": "string"
    },
    "Overrides": [
      {
        "InstanceType": "string",
        "WeightedCapacity": "string",
        "LaunchTemplateSpecification": {
          "LaunchTemplateId": "string",
          "LaunchTemplateName": "string",
          "Version": "string"
        }
      }
      ...
    ]
  },
  "InstancesDistribution": {
    "OnDemandAllocationStrategy": "string",
    "OnDemandBaseCapacity": integer,
    "OnDemandPercentageAboveBaseCapacity": integer,
    "SpotAllocationStrategy": "string",
    "SpotInstancePools": integer,
    "SpotMaxPrice": "string"
  }
}

--instance-id (string)

The ID of the instance used to base the launch configuration on. If specified, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling uses the configuration values from the specified instance to create a new launch configuration. To get the instance ID, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeInstances API operation. For more information, see Creating an Auto Scaling group using an EC2 instance in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

--min-size (integer)

The minimum size of the group.

--max-size (integer)

The maximum size of the group.

Note

With a mixed instances policy that uses instance weighting, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling may need to go above MaxSize to meet your capacity requirements. In this event, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling will never go above MaxSize by more than your largest instance weight (weights that define how many units each instance contributes to the desired capacity of the group).

--desired-capacity (integer)

The desired capacity is the initial capacity of the Auto Scaling group at the time of its creation and the capacity it attempts to maintain. It can scale beyond this capacity if you configure auto scaling. This number must be greater than or equal to the minimum size of the group and less than or equal to the maximum size of the group. If you do not specify a desired capacity, the default is the minimum size of the group.

--default-cooldown (integer)

The amount of time, in seconds, after a scaling activity completes before another scaling activity can start. The default value is 300 . This setting applies when using simple scaling policies, but not when using other scaling policies or scheduled scaling. For more information, see Scaling cooldowns for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

--availability-zones (list)

A list of Availability Zones where instances in the Auto Scaling group can be created. This parameter is optional if you specify one or more subnets for VPCZoneIdentifier .

Conditional: If your account supports EC2-Classic and VPC, this parameter is required to launch instances into EC2-Classic.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--load-balancer-names (list)

A list of Classic Load Balancers associated with this Auto Scaling group. For Application Load Balancers, Network Load Balancers, and Gateway Load Balancers, specify the TargetGroupARNs property instead.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--target-group-arns (list)

The Amazon Resource Names (ARN) of the target groups to associate with the Auto Scaling group. Instances are registered as targets in a target group, and traffic is routed to the target group. For more information, see Elastic Load Balancing and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--health-check-type (string)

The service to use for the health checks. The valid values are EC2 (default) and ELB . If you configure an Auto Scaling group to use load balancer (ELB) health checks, it considers the instance unhealthy if it fails either the EC2 status checks or the load balancer health checks. For more information, see Health checks for Auto Scaling instances in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

--health-check-grace-period (integer)

The amount of time, in seconds, that Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling waits before checking the health status of an EC2 instance that has come into service. During this time, any health check failures for the instance are ignored. The default value is 0 . For more information, see Health check grace period in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

Conditional: Required if you are adding an ELB health check.

--placement-group (string)

The name of an existing placement group into which to launch your instances, if any. A placement group is a logical grouping of instances within a single Availability Zone. You cannot specify multiple Availability Zones and a placement group. For more information, see Placement Groups in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances .

--vpc-zone-identifier (string)

A comma-separated list of subnet IDs for a virtual private cloud (VPC) where instances in the Auto Scaling group can be created. If you specify VPCZoneIdentifier with AvailabilityZones , the subnets that you specify for this parameter must reside in those Availability Zones.

Conditional: If your account supports EC2-Classic and VPC, this parameter is required to launch instances into a VPC.

--termination-policies (list)

A policy or a list of policies that are used to select the instance to terminate. These policies are executed in the order that you list them. For more information, see Controlling which Auto Scaling instances terminate during scale in in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--new-instances-protected-from-scale-in | --no-new-instances-protected-from-scale-in (boolean)

Indicates whether newly launched instances are protected from termination by Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling when scaling in. For more information about preventing instances from terminating on scale in, see Instance scale-in protection in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

--capacity-rebalance | --no-capacity-rebalance (boolean)

Indicates whether Capacity Rebalancing is enabled. Otherwise, Capacity Rebalancing is disabled. When you turn on Capacity Rebalancing, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling attempts to launch a Spot Instance whenever Amazon EC2 notifies that a Spot Instance is at an elevated risk of interruption. After launching a new instance, it then terminates an old instance. For more information, see Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Capacity Rebalancing in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

--lifecycle-hook-specification-list (list)

One or more lifecycle hooks for the group, which specify actions to perform when Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling launches or terminates instances.

(structure)

Describes information used to specify a lifecycle hook for an Auto Scaling group.

A lifecycle hook tells Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling to perform an action on an instance when the instance launches (before it is put into service) or as the instance terminates (before it is fully terminated).

This step is a part of the procedure for creating a lifecycle hook for an Auto Scaling group:

  • (Optional) Create a Lambda function and a rule that allows CloudWatch Events to invoke your Lambda function when Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling launches or terminates instances.
  • (Optional) Create a notification target and an IAM role. The target can be either an Amazon SQS queue or an Amazon SNS topic. The role allows Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling to publish lifecycle notifications to the target.
  • Create the lifecycle hook. Specify whether the hook is used when the instances launch or terminate.
  • If you need more time, record the lifecycle action heartbeat to keep the instance in a pending state.
  • If you finish before the timeout period ends, complete the lifecycle action.

For more information, see Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling lifecycle hooks in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

LifecycleHookName -> (string)

The name of the lifecycle hook.

LifecycleTransition -> (string)

The state of the EC2 instance to which you want to attach the lifecycle hook. The valid values are:

  • autoscaling:EC2_INSTANCE_LAUNCHING
  • autoscaling:EC2_INSTANCE_TERMINATING

NotificationMetadata -> (string)

Additional information that you want to include any time Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling sends a message to the notification target.

HeartbeatTimeout -> (integer)

The maximum time, in seconds, that can elapse before the lifecycle hook times out.

If the lifecycle hook times out, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling performs the action that you specified in the DefaultResult parameter. You can prevent the lifecycle hook from timing out by calling RecordLifecycleActionHeartbeat .

DefaultResult -> (string)

Defines the action the Auto Scaling group should take when the lifecycle hook timeout elapses or if an unexpected failure occurs. The valid values are CONTINUE and ABANDON . The default value is ABANDON .

NotificationTargetARN -> (string)

The ARN of the target that Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling sends notifications to when an instance is in the transition state for the lifecycle hook. The notification target can be either an SQS queue or an SNS topic.

RoleARN -> (string)

The ARN of the IAM role that allows the Auto Scaling group to publish to the specified notification target, for example, an Amazon SNS topic or an Amazon SQS queue.

Shorthand Syntax:

LifecycleHookName=string,LifecycleTransition=string,NotificationMetadata=string,HeartbeatTimeout=integer,DefaultResult=string,NotificationTargetARN=string,RoleARN=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "LifecycleHookName": "string",
    "LifecycleTransition": "string",
    "NotificationMetadata": "string",
    "HeartbeatTimeout": integer,
    "DefaultResult": "string",
    "NotificationTargetARN": "string",
    "RoleARN": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--tags (list)

One or more tags. You can tag your Auto Scaling group and propagate the tags to the Amazon EC2 instances it launches. Tags are not propagated to Amazon EBS volumes. To add tags to Amazon EBS volumes, specify the tags in a launch template but use caution. If the launch template specifies an instance tag with a key that is also specified for the Auto Scaling group, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling overrides the value of that instance tag with the value specified by the Auto Scaling group. For more information, see Tagging Auto Scaling groups and instances in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

(structure)

Describes a tag for an Auto Scaling group.

ResourceId -> (string)

The name of the group.

ResourceType -> (string)

The type of resource. The only supported value is auto-scaling-group .

Key -> (string)

The tag key.

Value -> (string)

The tag value.

PropagateAtLaunch -> (boolean)

Determines whether the tag is added to new instances as they are launched in the group.

Shorthand Syntax:

ResourceId=string,ResourceType=string,Key=string,Value=string,PropagateAtLaunch=boolean ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "ResourceId": "string",
    "ResourceType": "string",
    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string",
    "PropagateAtLaunch": true|false
  }
  ...
]

--service-linked-role-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the service-linked role that the Auto Scaling group uses to call other AWS services on your behalf. By default, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling uses a service-linked role named AWSServiceRoleForAutoScaling, which it creates if it does not exist. For more information, see Service-linked roles in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

--max-instance-lifetime (integer)

The maximum amount of time, in seconds, that an instance can be in service. The default is null. If specified, the value must be either 0 or a number equal to or greater than 86,400 seconds (1 day). For more information, see Replacing Auto Scaling instances based on maximum instance lifetime in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To create an Auto Scaling group using a launch configuration

This example creates an Auto Scaling group in a VPC using a launch configuration to specify the type of EC2 instance that Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling creates:

aws autoscaling create-auto-scaling-group --auto-scaling-group-name my-asg --launch-configuration-name my-launch-config --min-size 1 --max-size 3 --vpc-zone-identifier "subnet-5ea0c127,subnet-6194ea3b,subnet-c934b782"

This example creates an Auto Scaling group and configures it to use an Elastic Load Balancing load balancer:

aws autoscaling create-auto-scaling-group --auto-scaling-group-name my-asg --launch-configuration-name my-launch-config --load-balancer-names my-load-balancer --health-check-type ELB --health-check-grace-period 120 --min-size 1 --max-size 3 --vpc-zone-identifier "subnet-5ea0c127,subnet-6194ea3b,subnet-c934b782"

This example specifies a desired capacity as well as a minimum and maximum capacity. It also launches instances into a placement group and sets the termination policy to terminate the oldest instances first:

aws autoscaling create-auto-scaling-group --auto-scaling-group-name my-asg --launch-configuration-name my-launch-config --min-size 1 --max-size 3 --desired-capacity 1 --placement-group my-placement-group --termination-policies "OldestInstance" --availability-zones us-west-2c

To create an Auto Scaling group using an EC2 instance

This example creates an Auto Scaling group from the specified EC2 instance and assigns a tag to instances in the group:

aws autoscaling create-auto-scaling-group --auto-scaling-group-name my-asg --instance-id i-22c99e2a --min-size 1 --max-size 3 --vpc-zone-identifier "subnet-5ea0c127,subnet-6194ea3b,subnet-c934b782" --tags "ResourceId=my-asg,ResourceType=auto-scaling-group,Key=Role,Value=WebServer,PropagateAtLaunch=true"

To create an Auto Scaling group using a launch template

This example creates an Auto Scaling group in a VPC using a launch template to specify the type of EC2 instance that Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling creates:

aws autoscaling create-auto-scaling-group --auto-scaling-group-name my-asg --launch-template "LaunchTemplateName=my-template-for-auto-scaling,Version=1" --min-size 1 --max-size 3 --vpc-zone-identifier "subnet-5ea0c127,subnet-6194ea3b,subnet-c934b782"

This example uses the default version of the specified launch template. It specifies Availability Zones and subnets and enables the instance protection setting:

aws autoscaling create-auto-scaling-group --auto-scaling-group-name my-asg --launch-template LaunchTemplateId=lt-0a4872e2c396d941c --min-size 1 --max-size 3 --desired-capacity 2 --availability-zones us-west-2a us-west-2b us-west-2c --vpc-zone-identifier "subnet-5ea0c127,subnet-6194ea3b,subnet-c934b782" --new-instances-protected-from-scale-in

This example creates an Auto Scaling group that launches a single instance using a launch template to optionally specify the ID of an existing network interface (ENI ID) to use. It specifies an Availability Zone that matches the specified network interface:

aws autoscaling create-auto-scaling-group --auto-scaling-group-name my-asg-single-instance --launch-template "LaunchTemplateName=my-single-instance-asg-template,Version=2" --min-size 1 --max-size 1 --availability-zones us-west-2a

This example creates an Auto Scaling group with a lifecycle hook that supports a custom action at instance termination:

aws autoscaling create-auto-scaling-group --cli-input-json file://~/config.json

Contents of config.json file:

{
    "AutoScalingGroupName": "my-asg",
    "LaunchTemplate": {
        "LaunchTemplateId": "lt-0a4872e2c396d941c"
    },
    "LifecycleHookSpecificationList": [{
        "LifecycleHookName": "my-hook",
        "LifecycleTransition": "autoscaling:EC2_INSTANCE_TERMINATING",
        "NotificationTargetARN": "arn:aws:sqs:us-west-2:123456789012:my-sqs-queue",
        "RoleARN": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/my-notification-role",
        "HeartbeatTimeout": 300,
        "DefaultResult": "CONTINUE"
    }],
    "MinSize": 1,
    "MaxSize": 5,
    "VPCZoneIdentifier": "subnet-5ea0c127,subnet-6194ea3b,subnet-c934b782",
    "Tags": [{
          "ResourceType": "auto-scaling-group",
          "ResourceId": "my-asg",
          "PropagateAtLaunch": true,
          "Value": "test",
          "Key": "environment"
    }]
}

For more information, see the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.

Output

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