Webinars

Set it and Forget it Auto Scaling Target Tracking Policies

November 6, 2017
In this roughly 30-minute webinar, you will learn how and when to use EC2 Auto Scaling step scaling policies versus target tracking scaling policies. You'll also see how to use scaling policies for dynamic scaling and EC2 fleet management.

Automating Management of Amazon EC2 Instances

March 23, 2017
Learn about how to automate launches with Launch Configurations, configure the software environment before your instance accepts traffic using Lifecycle hooks, and how to create a resilient multi-AZ fleet to run your application with minimal effort.

Overview Videos

Introduction to Target Tracking Scaling Policies for Auto Scaling

July 12, 2017
In this quick overview video, Jeff Barr explains how arget tracking scaling policies for EC2 Auto Scaling make it easy to set up dynamic scaling for your application based on a target load metric in just a few simple steps. Read Jeff's related blog.

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling: Lifecycle Hooks Made Easier

May 9, 2016
Dr. Matt Wood, Director Product Marketing, AWS discusses how Auto Scaling emits an event using Amazon CloudWatch Events when an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance is ready to execute a launch or termination lifecycle hook. 

Auto Scaling EC2 With Custom Scaling Policy

September 15, 2015
This video shows how to set-up up Auto Scaling EC2 instances and put them into an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB). You will also learn how to set-up a custom scaling policy that is triggered from a CloudWatch alert. 

re:Invent Sessions

Auto Scaling Prime Time: Target Tracking Hits the Bullseye at Netflix (CMP311)

AWS re:Invent 2017
Learn how you can use target tracking to easily setup sound scaling policies to and improve availability under fluctuating demand. Hear how Netflix uses target tracking scaling policies to improve performance, reliability and availability.

Auto Scaling–the Fleet Management Solution for Planet Earth (CMP201)

AWS re:Invent 2017
This session shows how Auto Scaling offers an advantage to everyone—whether it's basic fleet management to keep instances healthy as an Amazon EC2 best practice, or dynamic scaling to manage extremes.  

Auto Scaling–the Fleet Management Solution for Planet Earth (CMP201)

AWS re:Invent 2016
AWS and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) discuss how Auto Scaling offers an advantage to everyone – whether it’s basic fleet management to keep instances healthy as an EC2 best practice, or dynamic scaling to manage “extremes”.

All You Need To Know About Auto Scaling (CMP201)

AWS re:Invent 2015
This video introduces the basics of how to use Auto Scaling before moving on to more advanced topics such as mixing Spot and On-Demand instances to optimize cost or strategies for blue/green deployments.

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