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[ aws . autoscaling ]



Describes the available adjustment types for step scaling and simple scaling policies.

The following adjustment types are supported:

  • ChangeInCapacity
  • ExactCapacity
  • PercentChangeInCapacity

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 the available scaling adjustment types

This example describes the available adjustment types.

aws autoscaling describe-adjustment-types


    "AdjustmentTypes": [
            "AdjustmentType": "ChangeInCapacity"
            "AdjustmentType": "ExactCapacity"
            "AdjustmentType": "PercentChangeInCapacity"

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


AdjustmentTypes -> (list)

The policy adjustment types.


Describes a policy adjustment type.

AdjustmentType -> (string)

The policy adjustment type. The valid values are ChangeInCapacity , ExactCapacity , and PercentChangeInCapacity .