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Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the AWS Auto Scaling UpdateAutoScalingGroup API operation.

Syntax

Update-ASAutoScalingGroup
-AutoScalingGroupName <String>
-LaunchConfigurationName <String>
-MinSize <Int32>
-MaxSize <Int32>
-DesiredCapacity <Int32>
-AvailabilityZone <String[]>
-CapacityRebalance <Boolean>
-Context <String>
-DefaultCooldown <Int32>
-DefaultInstanceWarmup <Int32>
-DesiredCapacityType <String>
-HealthCheckGracePeriod <Int32>
-HealthCheckType <String>
-LaunchTemplate_LaunchTemplateId <String>
-LaunchTemplate_LaunchTemplateName <String>
-MaxInstanceLifetime <Int32>
-MixedInstancesPolicy <MixedInstancesPolicy>
-NewInstancesProtectedFromScaleIn <Boolean>
-PlacementGroup <String>
-ServiceLinkedRoleARN <String>
-TerminationPolicy <String[]>
-LaunchTemplate_Version <String>
-VPCZoneIdentifier <String>
-Select <String>
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
-Force <SwitchParameter>
-ClientConfig <AmazonAutoScalingConfig>

Description

We strongly recommend that all Auto Scaling groups use launch templates to ensure full functionality for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Amazon EC2. Updates the configuration for the specified Auto Scaling group. To update an Auto Scaling group, specify the name of the group and the property that you want to change. Any properties that you don't specify are not changed by this update request. The new settings take effect on any scaling activities after this call returns. If you associate a new launch configuration or template with an Auto Scaling group, all new instances will get the updated configuration. Existing instances continue to run with the configuration that they were originally launched with. When you update a group to specify a mixed instances policy instead of a launch configuration or template, existing instances may be replaced to match the new purchasing options that you specified in the policy. For example, if the group currently has 100% On-Demand capacity and the policy specifies 50% Spot capacity, this means that half of your instances will be gradually terminated and relaunched as Spot Instances. When replacing instances, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling launches new instances before terminating the old ones, so that updating your group does not compromise the performance or availability of your application. Note the following about changing DesiredCapacity, MaxSize, or MinSize:
  • If a scale-in activity occurs as a result of a new DesiredCapacity value that is lower than the current size of the group, the Auto Scaling group uses its termination policy to determine which instances to terminate.
  • If you specify a new value for MinSize without specifying a value for DesiredCapacity, and the new MinSize is larger than the current size of the group, this sets the group's DesiredCapacity to the new MinSize value.
  • If you specify a new value for MaxSize without specifying a value for DesiredCapacity, and the new MaxSize is smaller than the current size of the group, this sets the group's DesiredCapacity to the new MaxSize value.
To see which properties have been set, call the DescribeAutoScalingGroups API. To view the scaling policies for an Auto Scaling group, call the DescribePolicies API. If the group has scaling policies, you can update them by calling the PutScalingPolicy API.

Parameters

-AutoScalingGroupName <String>
The name of the Auto Scaling group.
Required?True
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-AvailabilityZone <String[]>
One or more Availability Zones for the group.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAvailabilityZones
-CapacityRebalance <Boolean>
Enables or disables Capacity Rebalancing. For more information, see Use Capacity Rebalancing to handle Amazon EC2 Spot Interruptions in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-ClientConfig <AmazonAutoScalingConfig>
Amazon.PowerShell.Cmdlets.AS.AmazonAutoScalingClientCmdlet.ClientConfig
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Context <String>
Reserved.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-DefaultCooldown <Int32>
Only needed if you use simple scaling policies.The amount of time, in seconds, between one scaling activity ending and another one starting due to simple scaling policies. For more information, see Scaling cooldowns for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-DefaultInstanceWarmup <Int32>
The amount of time, in seconds, until a newly launched instance can contribute to the Amazon CloudWatch metrics. This delay lets an instance finish initializing before Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling aggregates instance metrics, resulting in more reliable usage data. Set this value equal to the amount of time that it takes for resource consumption to become stable after an instance reaches the InService state. For more information, see Set the default instance warmup for an Auto Scaling group in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.To manage your warm-up settings at the group level, we recommend that you set the default instance warmup, even if its value is set to 0 seconds. This also optimizes the performance of scaling policies that scale continuously, such as target tracking and step scaling policies. If you need to remove a value that you previously set, include the property but specify -1 for the value. However, we strongly recommend keeping the default instance warmup enabled by specifying a minimum value of 0.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-DesiredCapacity <Int32>
The desired capacity is the initial capacity of the Auto Scaling group after this operation completes and the capacity it attempts to maintain. This number must be greater than or equal to the minimum size of the group and less than or equal to the maximum size of the group.
Required?False
Position?5
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-DesiredCapacityType <String>
The unit of measurement for the value specified for desired capacity. Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling supports DesiredCapacityType for attribute-based instance type selection only. For more information, see Creating an Auto Scaling group using attribute-based instance type selection in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.By default, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling specifies units, which translates into number of instances.Valid values: units | vcpu | memory-mib
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-HealthCheckGracePeriod <Int32>
The amount of time, in seconds, that Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling waits before checking the health status of an EC2 instance that has come into service and marking it unhealthy due to a failed Elastic Load Balancing or custom health check. This is useful if your instances do not immediately pass these health checks after they enter the InService state. For more information, see Set the health check grace period for an Auto Scaling group in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-HealthCheckType <String>
The service to use for the health checks. The valid values are EC2 and ELB. If you configure an Auto Scaling group to use ELB health checks, it considers the instance unhealthy if it fails either the EC2 status checks or the load balancer health checks.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-LaunchConfigurationName <String>
The name of the launch configuration. If you specify LaunchConfigurationName in your update request, you can't specify LaunchTemplate or MixedInstancesPolicy.
Required?False
Position?2
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-LaunchTemplate_LaunchTemplateId <String>
The ID of the launch template. To get the template ID, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplates API operation. New launch templates can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplate API. Conditional: You must specify either a LaunchTemplateId or a LaunchTemplateName.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-LaunchTemplate_LaunchTemplateName <String>
The name of the launch template. To get the template name, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplates API operation. New launch templates can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplate API. Conditional: You must specify either a LaunchTemplateId or a LaunchTemplateName.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-LaunchTemplate_Version <String>
The version number, $Latest, or $Default. To get the version number, use the Amazon EC2 DescribeLaunchTemplateVersions API operation. New launch template versions can be created using the Amazon EC2 CreateLaunchTemplateVersion API. If the value is $Latest, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling selects the latest version of the launch template when launching instances. If the value is $Default, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling selects the default version of the launch template when launching instances. The default value is $Default.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-MaxInstanceLifetime <Int32>
The maximum amount of time, in seconds, that an instance can be in service. The default is null. If specified, the value must be either 0 or a number equal to or greater than 86,400 seconds (1 day). To clear a previously set value, specify a new value of 0. For more information, see Replacing Auto Scaling instances based on maximum instance lifetime in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-MaxSize <Int32>
The maximum size of the Auto Scaling group.With a mixed instances policy that uses instance weighting, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling may need to go above MaxSize to meet your capacity requirements. In this event, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling will never go above MaxSize by more than your largest instance weight (weights that define how many units each instance contributes to the desired capacity of the group).
Required?False
Position?4
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-MinSize <Int32>
The minimum size of the Auto Scaling group.
Required?False
Position?3
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-MixedInstancesPolicy <MixedInstancesPolicy>
The mixed instances policy. For more information, see Auto Scaling groups with multiple instance types and purchase options in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-NewInstancesProtectedFromScaleIn <Boolean>
Indicates whether newly launched instances are protected from termination by Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling when scaling in. For more information about preventing instances from terminating on scale in, see Using instance scale-in protection in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
Changes the cmdlet behavior to return the value passed to the AutoScalingGroupName parameter. The -PassThru parameter is deprecated, use -Select '^AutoScalingGroupName' instead. This parameter will be removed in a future version.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-PlacementGroup <String>
The name of an existing placement group into which to launch your instances. For more information, see Placement groups in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.A cluster placement group is a logical grouping of instances within a single Availability Zone. You cannot specify multiple Availability Zones and a cluster placement group.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Select <String>
Use the -Select parameter to control the cmdlet output. The cmdlet doesn't have a return value by default. Specifying -Select '*' will result in the cmdlet returning the whole service response (Amazon.AutoScaling.Model.UpdateAutoScalingGroupResponse). Specifying -Select '^ParameterName' will result in the cmdlet returning the selected cmdlet parameter value.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-ServiceLinkedRoleARN <String>
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the service-linked role that the Auto Scaling group uses to call other Amazon Web Services on your behalf. For more information, see Service-linked roles in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-TerminationPolicy <String[]>
A policy or a list of policies that are used to select the instances to terminate. The policies are executed in the order that you list them. For more information, see Work with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling termination policies in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.Valid values: Default | AllocationStrategy | ClosestToNextInstanceHour | NewestInstance | OldestInstance | OldestLaunchConfiguration | OldestLaunchTemplate | arn:aws:lambda:region:account-id:function:my-function:my-alias
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesTerminationPolicies
-VPCZoneIdentifier <String>
A comma-separated list of subnet IDs for a virtual private cloud (VPC). If you specify VPCZoneIdentifier with AvailabilityZones, the subnets that you specify must reside in those Availability Zones.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAK
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-EndpointUrl <String>
The endpoint to make the call against.Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-ProfileLocation <String>
Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials.If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAWSProfilesLocation, ProfilesLocation
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesStoredCredentials, AWSProfileName
-Region <Object>
The system name of an AWS region or an AWSRegion instance. This governs the endpoint that will be used when calling service operations. Note that the AWS resources referenced in a call are usually region-specific.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesRegionToCall
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesSK, SecretAccessKey
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesST

Outputs

This cmdlet does not generate any output.The service response (type Amazon.AutoScaling.Model.UpdateAutoScalingGroupResponse) can be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

Update-ASAutoScalingGroup -AutoScalingGroupName my-asg -MaxSize 5 -MinSize 1
This example updates the minimum and maximum size of the specified Auto Scaling group.

Example 2

Update-ASAutoScalingGroup -AutoScalingGroupName my-asg -DefaultCooldown 10
This example updates the default cooldown period of the specified Auto Scaling group.

Example 3

Update-ASAutoScalingGroup -AutoScalingGroupName my-asg -AvailabilityZone @("us-west-2a", "us-west-2b")
This example updates the Availability Zones of the specified Auto Scaling group.

Example 4

Update-ASAutoScalingGroup -AutoScalingGroupName my-asg -HealthCheckType ELB -HealthCheckGracePeriod 60
This example updates the specified Auto Scaling group to use Elastic Load Balancing health checks.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z