Auto Scaling Command Line Tool

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The Command Line Tool serves as the client interface to the Auto Scaling web service. Use this tool to create auto scaling groups and define policies to launch and terminate Amazon EC2 instances automatically.


Submitted By: Mihir@AWS
AWS Products Used: AWS Auto Scaling
Languages(s): Other
License: Other
Created On: May 18, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
Last Updated: July 30, 2014 4:16 PM GMT

Simply unzip into a directory and use the individual commands such as as-create-launch-config and as-create-auto-scaling-group. The archive comes with a README file that explains how to use the command line client in more detail. You can also refer to Using the Command Line Tools in the Auto Scaling Developer Guide.

Have problems or questions? Please post to the EC2 Forum where we will be happy to help.

What's New?

  • Version Support for creation and management of EC2 instance lifecycle hooks, detaching EC2 instances from an Auto Scaling group, and moving EC2 instances into or out of Standby in an Auto Scaling group
  • Version Added support for dedicated instance placement tenancy
  • Version Support for creating Auto Scaling groups and launch configurations based on running instances, attaching running instances to Auto Scaling groups, describing account limits, creating launch configurations with block device mappings specifying DeleteOnTermination, NoDevice, and provisioned IOPS settings
  • Version Support for associating a public IP address to each instance launched in a VPC
  • Version Support for EBS-optimized instances
  • Version Support for Instance Termination Policies
  • Version 1.0.61: Support for launching EC2 instances that can assume IAM roles. [NOTE: The CLI tool itself can not be authenticated via security credentials provided by an IAM role.]
  • Version 1.0.60: Support for Spot Instances
  • Version 1.0.49: Support for tagging Auto Scaling groups
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