Returns information about the specified auto scaling group(s). If no instances are specified, this command returns information about all auto scaling instances.


[AutoScalingGroupName [AutoScalingGroupName...] ]


Option Description Required
AutoScalingGroupName,AutoScalingGroupName,AutoScalingGroupName... A list of auto scaling group names to describe. No

Common Options

Option Description
--show-empty-fields Show empty fields using (nil) as a placeholder to indicate that this data was not requested. Empty fields are not shown by default.
--region value Specify region value as the cloud region to use. You can set this by using the environment variable AWS_DEFAULT_REGION.
-U,--url value Overrides the URL for the service call with the value entered. You can set this by using the environment variable AWS_AUTOSCALING_URL.
-I, --access-key-id value User's access key ID
-S, --secret-key value User's AWS secret Key to use.
--debug Prints what the command sends to the server and what it receives from the server. Use when you're trying to debug Euca2ools.
--debugger Enable interactive debugger on error.
--version Display the version of this tool.
-h,--help Display the manual page for the command.


This command returns a table that contains the auto scaling group name, the associated launch configuration, the availability zone, the minimum, maximum, and desired number of instances, and the security group. Each auto scaling group entry is followed by a listing of all of the instances in the auto scaling group. This list includes the instance ID, the instance's availability zone, status, health status, and launch configuration.


The follow example will return information about the auto scaling group named myscalinggroup.

euscale-describe-auto-scaling-groups myscalinggroup

The following shows sample output for this command.

AUTO-SCALING-GROUP	MyScalingGroup	MyLaunchConfig	PARTI00		2	5	2	Default
INSTANCE	i-1B853EC3	PARTI00	InService	Healthy	MyLaunchConfig
INSTANCE	i-ABC53ED7	PARTI00	InService	Healthy	MyLaunchConfig