Scaling Groups Landing Page

This page allows you to view a list of your scaling groups, create new scaling groups, and edit existing scaling groups. Use the scroll bar to view additional scaling groups not in the browser's current view.


To access this page from the dashboard, click Auto scaling groups from the left navigation bar under AUTO SCALING or click the Scaling groups icon (cloud with up and down arrows) to display the Scaling groups landing page:

Scaling groups icon

Change the Information Displayed

A variety of ways to display information is available from this page.

You can use the search feature to display only information important to you; and use the sort and views to manipulate how the information is displayed:
  • Change the view. You can toggle between the table view and the grid view by clicking the appropriate icon next to the View label at the top right of the screen.
  • Sort the list. In the table view, sort the list by name using the arrow icon next to the NAME column to toggle between ascending and descending sort order.
  • Search and filter. To perform a simple search/filter, type some search text into the search text box above the list.

Create a New Scaling Group

  1. From the dashboard, click Create scaling group beneath the Scaling groups icon.
  2. From the Scaling groups landing page, click the CREATE NEW SCALING GROUP button near the top of the page.
The Create new scaling group wizard opens.

For additional information on completing that page, refer to the instructions provided in its Help content.

From the dashboard, you can view details about the instances that are part of a scaling group by clicking on the number in the Instances in scaling groups tile.

View Details of a Scaling Group

Several items in the scaling groups list allow you to click on them to see more detailed information, such as name, launch configuration, and instances associated with it.

To see more details about a scaling group, or an object associated with it:
  1. Click the name in the list of scaling groups to display detailed information about the selected scaling group, such as scaling capacity, scaling history, scaling policies, instances, and monitoring data.
  2. In the Actions column, click the action icon (・・・) for the scaling group you want to view and select View details.
    The details page for the selected scaling group opens.
  3. Click a launch configuration to see to see detailed information about the launch configuration used for the selected scaling group.
  4. Click the number under the Instances column to see detailed information about the instance(s) used in the scaling group.


Each entry in the scaling groups list has a context menu, accessible from the Actions column. Clicking the action icon brings up a menu of actions that you can perform on the selected scaling group.

The following context menu actions are available:
  • View details. Brings up the scaling group detail page.
  • Monitor. Opens the monitoring details that include information about CloudWatch alarms and metrics associated with that particular scaling group.
  • Manage instances. Brings up a list of the instances in the auto scaling group that allows you to view details of each instance, mark them as unhealthy, or terminate them.
  • Manage policies. Brings up a page that allows you to manage scaling policies for your auto scaling group, including the ability to delete them.
  • Delete scaling group. Allows you to delete the selected scaling group.