Posted On: May 9, 2018

Starting today, you can create AWS Auto Scaling scaling plans using AWS CloudFormation, a service that allows you to easily provision and update a set of related AWS resources in an orderly and predictable fashion.

Using CloudFormation support for AWS Auto Scaling, you can now specify the scaling instructions for multiple resources in your CloudFormation stack under a single AWS::AutoScalingPlans::ScalingPlan resource, as opposed to configuring the scaling policy for each resource individually. AWS Auto Scaling automatically displays a dashboard for each scaling plan so you can visualize the utilization of each resource against target thresholds and monitor the scaling actions.

AWS Auto Scaling is available in US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) regions. To learn more about AWS Auto Scaling, visit the AWS Blog, AWS Auto Scaling Webpage, and AWS Auto Scaling User Guide.