AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates a launch configuration.

If you exceed your maximum limit of launch configurations, the call fails. For information about viewing this limit, see DescribeAccountLimits. For information about updating this limit, see Auto Scaling Limits in the Auto Scaling User Guide.

For more information, see Launch Configurations in the Auto Scaling User Guide.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateLaunchConfigurationAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.AutoScaling
Assembly: AWSSDK.AutoScaling.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual CreateLaunchConfigurationResponse CreateLaunchConfiguration(
         CreateLaunchConfigurationRequest request
Type: Amazon.AutoScaling.Model.CreateLaunchConfigurationRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateLaunchConfiguration service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateLaunchConfiguration service method, as returned by AutoScaling.


AlreadyExistsException You already have an Auto Scaling group or launch configuration with this name.
LimitExceededException You have already reached a limit for your Auto Scaling resources (for example, groups, launch configurations, or lifecycle hooks). For more information, see DescribeAccountLimits.
ResourceContentionException You already have a pending update to an Auto Scaling resource (for example, a group, instance, or load balancer).


This example creates a launch configuration.

To create a launch configuration

var response = client.CreateLaunchConfiguration(new CreateLaunchConfigurationRequest 
    IamInstanceProfile = "my-iam-role",
    ImageId = "ami-12345678",
    InstanceType = "m3.medium",
    LaunchConfigurationName = "my-launch-config",
    SecurityGroups = new List {


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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