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.

Use the OpsRamp AWS public cloud integration to discover and collect metrics against the AWS service.

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 Type
aws_autoscaling_GroupMinSize

Minimum size of the Auto Scaling group.
GroupMinSizeCountMinimum
aws_autoscaling_GroupMaxSize

Maximum size of the Auto Scaling group.
GroupMaxSizeCountMaximum
aws_autoscaling_GroupDesiredCapacity

Number of instances that the Auto Scaling group attempts to maintain.
GroupDesiredCapacityCountMaximum
aws_autoscaling_GroupInServiceInstances

Number of instances that are running as part of the Auto Scaling group. This metric does not include instances that are pending or terminating.
GroupInServiceInstancesCountMaximum
aws_autoscaling_GroupPendingInstances

Number 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.
GroupPendingInstancesCountMaximum
aws_autoscaling_GroupStandbyInstances

Number 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.
GroupStandbyInstancesCountMaximum
aws_autoscaling_GroupTerminatingInstances

Number of instances that are in the process of terminating. This metric does not include instances that are in service or pending.
GroupTerminatingInstancesCountMaximum

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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