DescribeScalingPolicies - Amazon GameLift


Retrieves all scaling policies applied to a fleet.

To get a fleet's scaling policies, specify the fleet ID. You can filter this request by policy status, such as to retrieve only active scaling policies. Use the pagination parameters to retrieve results as a set of sequential pages. If successful, set of ScalingPolicy objects is returned for the fleet.

A fleet may have all of its scaling policies suspended. This operation does not affect the status of the scaling policies, which remains ACTIVE.

Request Syntax

{ "FleetId": "string", "Limit": number, "Location": "string", "NextToken": "string", "StatusFilter": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


In the following list, the required parameters are described first.


A unique identifier for the fleet for which to retrieve scaling policies. You can use either the fleet ID or ARN value.

Type: String

Pattern: ^fleet-\S+|^arn:.*:fleet\/fleet-\S+

Required: Yes


The maximum number of results to return. Use this parameter with NextToken to get results as a set of sequential pages.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1.

Required: No


The fleet location. If you don't specify this value, the response contains the scaling policies of every location in the fleet.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^[A-Za-z0-9\-]+

Required: No


A token that indicates the start of the next sequential page of results. Use the token that is returned with a previous call to this operation. To start at the beginning of the result set, do not specify a value.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: No


Scaling policy status to filter results on. A scaling policy is only in force when in an ACTIVE status.

  • ACTIVE -- The scaling policy is currently in force.

  • UPDATEREQUESTED -- A request to update the scaling policy has been received.

  • UPDATING -- A change is being made to the scaling policy.

  • DELETEREQUESTED -- A request to delete the scaling policy has been received.

  • DELETING -- The scaling policy is being deleted.

  • DELETED -- The scaling policy has been deleted.

  • ERROR -- An error occurred in creating the policy. It should be removed and recreated.

Type: String


Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "NextToken": "string", "ScalingPolicies": [ { "ComparisonOperator": "string", "EvaluationPeriods": number, "FleetArn": "string", "FleetId": "string", "Location": "string", "MetricName": "string", "Name": "string", "PolicyType": "string", "ScalingAdjustment": number, "ScalingAdjustmentType": "string", "Status": "string", "TargetConfiguration": { "TargetValue": number }, "Threshold": number, "UpdateStatus": "string" } ] }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


A token that indicates where to resume retrieving results on the next call to this operation. If no token is returned, these results represent the end of the list.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.


A collection of objects containing the scaling policies matching the request.

Type: Array of ScalingPolicy objects


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The service encountered an unrecoverable internal failure while processing the request. Clients can retry such requests immediately or after a waiting period.

HTTP Status Code: 500


One or more parameter values in the request are invalid. Correct the invalid parameter values before retrying.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested resources was not found. The resource was either not created yet or deleted.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The client failed authentication. Clients should not retry such requests.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested operation is not supported in the Region specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400


View active scaling policies

In this example, we want to get a list of active scaling policies for a specific fleet. We can do this by retrieving the list of all policies for the fleet filtered by status. The sample request illustrates the use of pagination parameters, Limit and NextToken, to retrieve multiple results in sequential sets.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host:; Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 336 User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.36 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7 botocore/1.4.93 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.0 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20170406/us-west-2/gamelift/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY X-Amz-Date: 20170406T004805Z X-Amz-Target: GameLift.DescribeScalingPolicies { "FleetId": "fleet-2222bbbb-33cc-44dd-55ee-6666ffff77aa", "Limit": "2", "StatusFilter": "ACTIVE" } } CLI syntax: $aws gamelift describe-scaling-policies --fleet-id "fleet-2222bbbb-33cc-44dd-55ee-6666ffff77aa" --limit "2" --status-filter "ACTIVE"

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: b34f8665-EXAMPLE Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 600 Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:48:07 GMT { "ScalingPolicies": [ { "Status": "ACTIVE", "Name": "My_Target_Policy_1", "FleetId": "fleet-2222bbbb-33cc-44dd-55ee-6666ffff77aa", "PolicyType": "TargetBased", "MetricName": "PercentAvailableGameSessions", "TargetConfiguration": {"TargetValue": 15"} }, { "Status": "ACTIVE", "EvaluationPeriods": "1", "Name": "My_Rule_Policy_1", "ComparisonOperator": "GreaterThanThreshold", "FleetId": "fleet-2222bbbb-33cc-44dd-55ee-6666ffff77aa", "PolicyType": "RuleBased", "Threshold": "1.0", "ScalingAdjustment": "10", "MetricName": "QueueDepth", "ScalingAdjustmentType": "PercentChangeInCapacity" } ], "NextToken": "eyJhd3NBY2NvdW50SWQiOnsicyI6IjMwMjc3NjAxNjM5OCJ9LCJidWlsZElkIjp7InMiOiJidWlsZC01NWYxZTZmMS1jY2FlLTQ3YTctOWI5ZS1iYjFkYTQwMjJEXAMPLE=" }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: