AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Developer Guide (API Version 2010-12-01)

CPU Utilization Exceeds 95.00%

"CPU Utilization Greater Than 95.00%"

If you receive an event that reads Instance <instance id> is experiencing CPU utilization greater than 95.00%. Consider adjusting auto-scaling settings or upgrading to an instance type larger than a <instance type>., this means an instance is using the CPU for more than 95 percent of the time.

If your application can be parallelized across multiple instances, you can adjust auto-scaling settings by increasing the maximum number of instances and adjusting your scaling trigger. For instructions, see Configuring Auto Scaling with Elastic Beanstalk.

If your application requires higher computing needs, you can upgrade the Amazon EC2 instance type for your environment. For instructions, see Configuring the EC2 Instances in your Elastic Beanstalk Environment.