AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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This operation is used with the GameLift FleetIQ solution and game server groups.

Creates a GameLift FleetIQ game server group for managing game hosting on a collection of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances for game hosting. This operation creates the game server group, creates an Auto Scaling group in your Amazon Web Services account, and establishes a link between the two groups. You can view the status of your game server groups in the GameLift console. Game server group metrics and events are emitted to Amazon CloudWatch.

Before creating a new game server group, you must have the following:

To create a new game server group, specify a unique group name, IAM role and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud launch template, and provide a list of instance types that can be used in the group. You must also set initial maximum and minimum limits on the group's instance count. You can optionally set an Auto Scaling policy with target tracking based on a GameLift FleetIQ metric.

Once the game server group and corresponding Auto Scaling group are created, you have full access to change the Auto Scaling group's configuration as needed. Several properties that are set when creating a game server group, including maximum/minimum size and auto-scaling policy settings, must be updated directly in the Auto Scaling group. Keep in mind that some Auto Scaling group properties are periodically updated by GameLift FleetIQ as part of its balancing activities to optimize for availability and cost.

Learn more

GameLift FleetIQ Guide


This is an asynchronous operation using the standard naming convention for .NET 4.5 or higher. For .NET 3.5 the operation is implemented as a pair of methods using the standard naming convention of BeginCreateGameServerGroup and EndCreateGameServerGroup.

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


public abstract Task<CreateGameServerGroupResponse> CreateGameServerGroupAsync(
         CreateGameServerGroupRequest request,
         CancellationToken cancellationToken
Type: Amazon.GameLift.Model.CreateGameServerGroupRequest

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

Type: System.Threading.CancellationToken

A cancellation token that can be used by other objects or threads to receive notice of cancellation.

Return Value
The response from the CreateGameServerGroup service method, as returned by GameLift.


ConflictException The requested operation would cause a conflict with the current state of a service resource associated with the request. Resolve the conflict before retrying this request.
InternalServiceException The service encountered an unrecoverable internal failure while processing the request. Clients can retry such requests immediately or after a waiting period.
InvalidRequestException One or more parameter values in the request are invalid. Correct the invalid parameter values before retrying.
LimitExceededException The requested operation would cause the resource to exceed the allowed service limit. Resolve the issue before retrying.
UnauthorizedException The client failed authentication. Clients should not retry such requests.

Version Information

.NET Core App:
Supported in: 3.1

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 2.0

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5

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