AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates a placement group in which to launch instances. The strategy of the placement group determines how the instances are organized within the group.

A cluster placement group is a logical grouping of instances within a single Availability Zone that benefit from low network latency, high network throughput. A spread placement group places instances on distinct hardware.

For more information, see Placement Groups in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.


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

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual CreatePlacementGroupResponse CreatePlacementGroup(
         CreatePlacementGroupRequest request
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.CreatePlacementGroupRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the CreatePlacementGroup service method, as returned by EC2.


This example creates a placement group with the specified name.

To create a placement group

var response = client.CreatePlacementGroup(new CreatePlacementGroupRequest 
    GroupName = "my-cluster",
    Strategy = "cluster"


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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