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AWS Auto Scaling

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Introduction

AWS Auto Scaling enables the configuration of automatic scaling for the AWS resources as part of the application.

The AWS Auto Scaling console provides a single user interface to use the automatic scaling features of multiple AWS services.

  • Configure automatic scaling for individual resources or whole applications.
  • Configure and manage scaling for resources through a scaling plan.

The scaling plan uses dynamic scaling and predictive scaling to automatically scale application’s resources.

Setup

To set up the OpsRamp AWS integration and discover the AWS service, go to AWS Integration Discovery Profile and select Auto Scaling.

Metrics

OpsRamp MetricMetric Display NameUnitAggregation TypeDescription
aws_autoscaling_GroupMinSizeGroupMinSizeCountMINIMUMMinimum size of the Auto Scaling group.
aws_autoscaling_GroupMaxSizeGroupMaxSizeCountMAXIMUMMaximum size of the Auto Scaling group.
aws_autoscaling_GroupDesiredCapacityGroupDesiredCapacityCountMAXIMUMNumber of instances that the Auto Scaling group attempts to maintain.
aws_autoscaling_GroupInServiceInstancesGroupInServiceInstancesCountMAXIMUMNumber of instances that are running as part of the Auto Scaling group. This metric does not include instances that are pending or terminating.
aws_autoscaling_GroupPendingInstancesGroupPendingInstancesCountMAXIMUMNumber of instances that are pending. A pending instance is not yet in service. This metric does not include instances that are in service or terminating.
aws_autoscaling_GroupStandbyInstancesGroupStandbyInstancesCountMAXIMUMNumber of instances that are in a Standby state. Instances in this state are still running but are not actively in service. This metric is not included by default; it must be specifically requested.
aws_autoscaling_GroupTerminatingInstancesGroupTerminatingInstancesCountMAXIMUMNumber of instances that are in the process of terminating. This metric does not include instances that are in service or pending.

Event support

CloudTrail event support

  • Supported
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

CloudWatch alarm support

  • Supported
  • Configurable in OpsRamp AWS Integration Discovery Profile.

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