Posted On: Nov 20, 2019

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling now lets you safely and securely recycle instances in an Auto Scaling group (ASG) at a regular cadence. The Maximum Instance Lifetime parameter helps you ensure that instances are recycled before reaching the specified lifetime, giving you an automated way to adhere to your security, compliance, and performance requirements. You can either create a new ASG or update an existing one to include the Maximum Instance Lifetime value of your choice between seven and 365 days.

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps you maintain application availability and allows you to automatically add or remove EC2 instances according to conditions you define. You can use the fleet management features to maintain the health and availability of your fleet. You can also use the dynamic and predictive scaling features to add or remove EC2 instances. EC2 Auto Scaling is available in all AWS commercial regions and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

For more information on Maximum Instance Lifetime in EC2 Auto Scaling, refer to this documentation.