Create Launch Configuration - Advanced

Specify Advanced Options

This tab allows you to specify advanced options for your new instance. You can override the kernel and RAM disk IDs, enable monitoring, and add additional storage, if applicable.

  1. You can override the kernel ID in the selected image with the Kernel ID drop-down list box.
  2. You can override the RAM disk ID in the selected image with the RAM disk ID (RAMFS) drop-down list box.
  3. Click the Enable monitoring check box to specify that detailed CloudWatch metric gathering should be enabled for your new instance(s).
  4. For instances, click the Use private addressing only check box to assign only private IP addresses from the range of IP addresses in your subnet to your new instance(s).
    For more information, see Amazon EC2 Instance IP Addressing.
    Note: This option is not applicable to launch configurations.
  5. The Storage section will only display if you have an EBS-backed image. If this is the case, you can configure additional storage for your instance:
    1. Select a volume type using the Volume drop-down list box.
    2. Type the desired mapping for the storage into the Mapping text box (for example: /dev/sdb).
    3. If you want to create the storage from an existing snapshot, specify it in the Snapshot drop-down list box.
    4. Type the size of the attached storage in gigabytes into the Size (GB) text box.
    5. The DELETE ON TERMINATE indicator shows that the attached storage is to be automatically deleted by default when the instance is terminated. This option is non-editable.
      Note: The DELETE ON TERMINATE indicator is not applicable for launch configurations.
    6. Click the Add device button to add this storage.
    7. You can delete storage you've already added by clicking the minus button (⊝) on the right side of the storage list item.

Confirm Entries

  1. The Create scaling group using this launch configuration check box is checked by default, allowing you to create a new auto scaling group based on this launch configuration. When this is selected, the New Scaling Group dialog will display after you've clicked the Create Launch Configuration button, with the Launch configuration field pre-populated with the name of your new launch configuration.
  2. Make sure to double-check your entries.
  3. Click the Create Launch Configuration button to confirm or click Cancel to abandon your changes.