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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Blogs & articles
Automating Blue/Green Deployments of Infrastructure and Application Code using AMIs, AWS Developer Tools, & Amazon EC2 Systems Manager Ramesh Adabal, AWS, August 10 2017
New – Target Tracking Policies for EC2 Auto Scaling Jeff Barr, AWS, July 12, 2017
Performing Blue/Green Deployments with AWS CodeDeploy and Auto Scaling Groups Jeff Levine, AWS,April 18, 2017
Configure Amazon EC2 Instances in an Auto Scaling Group Using State Manager Amjad Hussain, AWS, March 31, 2017
Building a Backup System for Scaled Instances using AWS Lambda and Amazon EC2 Run Command Diego Natali and Vyom Nagrani, AWS, November 14, 2016
Fleet Management Made Easy with Auto Scaling Chris Barclay, AWS, October 20, 2016
Auto Scaling for EC2 Spot Fleets Jeff Barr, AWS, September 1, 2016
Auto Scaling Update – New Scaling Policies for More Responsive Scaling Jeff Barr, AWS, July 7, 2015
Using AWS Lambda with Auto Scaling Lifecycle Hooks Vyom Nagrani, AWS, December 16, 2015
Instance Protection for Auto Scaling Jeff Barr, AWS, December 7, 2015
Under the Hood: AWS CodeDeploy and Auto Scaling Integration Jonathan Turpie, AWS, November 4, 2015
Rapid Auto Scaling with Amazon SQS Jeff Barr, AWS, December 30, 2014
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