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User Guide

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[ aws . autoscaling ]



Describes the current Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling resource quotas for your AWS account.

For information about requesting an increase, see Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Service Quotas in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--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.


To describe your Auto Scaling account limits

This example describes the Auto Scaling limits for your AWS account:

aws autoscaling describe-account-limits

The following is example output:

    "NumberOfLaunchConfigurations": 5,
    "MaxNumberOfLaunchConfigurations": 100,
    "NumberOfAutoScalingGroups": 3,
    "MaxNumberOfAutoScalingGroups": 20

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


MaxNumberOfAutoScalingGroups -> (integer)

The maximum number of groups allowed for your AWS account. The default is 200 groups per AWS Region.

MaxNumberOfLaunchConfigurations -> (integer)

The maximum number of launch configurations allowed for your AWS account. The default is 200 launch configurations per AWS Region.

NumberOfAutoScalingGroups -> (integer)

The current number of groups for your AWS account.

NumberOfLaunchConfigurations -> (integer)

The current number of launch configurations for your AWS account.