AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps you ensure that you have the correct number of Amazon EC2 instances available to handle the load for your application. You create collections of EC2 instances, called Auto Scaling groups. You can specify the minimum number of instances in each Auto Scaling group, and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling ensures that your group never goes below this size. You can specify the maximum number of instances in each Auto Scaling group, and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling ensures that your group never goes above this size.

You can access Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling using the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling API and command line interface (CLI) as well as the Amazon EC2 console.

For more information about Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, see the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • Not applicable

  • Auto Scaling is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data.

  • For example, do not enter ITAR-regulated data in the following fields:

    • Capacity group tag names

    • Capacity group tag name values

    • Capacity group names

    • Amazon EC2 Security Group names

    • Scaling policies

    • Launch notifications

    • Notification topics

    • Policy documents

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