AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Moves the specified instances into the standby state.

For more information, see Temporarily Removing Instances from Your Auto Scaling Group in the Auto Scaling User Guide.


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

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


public abstract EnterStandbyResponse EnterStandby(
         EnterStandbyRequest request
Type: Amazon.AutoScaling.Model.EnterStandbyRequest

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

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


ResourceContentionException You already have a pending update to an Auto Scaling resource (for example, a group, instance, or load balancer).


This example puts the specified instance into standby mode.

To move instances into standby mode

var response = client.EnterStandby(new EnterStandbyRequest 
    AutoScalingGroupName = "my-auto-scaling-group",
    InstanceIds = new List {
    ShouldDecrementDesiredCapacity = true

List activities = response.Activities;


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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