AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Suspends the specified automatic scaling processes, or all processes, for the specified Auto Scaling group.

Note that if you suspend either the Launch or Terminate process types, it can prevent other process types from functioning properly.

To resume processes that have been suspended, use ResumeProcesses.

For more information, see Suspending and Resuming Scaling Processes in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.


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

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


public abstract SuspendProcessesResponse SuspendProcesses(
         SuspendProcessesRequest request
Type: Amazon.AutoScaling.Model.SuspendProcessesRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the SuspendProcesses 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).
ResourceInUseException The operation can't be performed because the resource is in use.


This example suspends the specified scaling process for the specified Auto Scaling group.

To suspend Auto Scaling processes

var response = client.SuspendProcesses(new SuspendProcessesRequest 
    AutoScalingGroupName = "my-auto-scaling-group",
    ScalingProcesses = 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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