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Learning AWS - Second Edition by Amit Shah, Aurobindo Sarkar

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Creating an Auto Scaling group

After the launch configuration is created you are directly taken to the creation of Auto Scaling groups:

  1. The first step is to specify the auto scaling group details:
    • Launch Configuration: The launch configuration for this auto scaling group. This is pre-filled in our case as A1EcommerceLaunchConfig.
    • Group name: The name of the group for this Auto Scaling group.
    • Group size: The size here refers to the minimum number of instances that run inside the auto scaling group. This number typically depends on the load the application is expecting and how many requests a single instance can serve without any latencies. Since ours is a demo with the aim to keep the costs to a bare minimum, we start with one instance. ...

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