PredefinedMetricSpecification - Application Auto Scaling
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Represents a predefined metric for a target tracking scaling policy to use with Application Auto Scaling.

Only the Amazon Web Services that you're using send metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. To determine whether a desired metric already exists by looking up its namespace and dimension using the CloudWatch metrics dashboard in the console, follow the procedure in Building dashboards with CloudWatch in the Application Auto Scaling User Guide.



The metric type. The ALBRequestCountPerTarget metric type applies only to Spot Fleets and ECS services.

Type: String

Valid Values: DynamoDBReadCapacityUtilization | DynamoDBWriteCapacityUtilization | ALBRequestCountPerTarget | RDSReaderAverageCPUUtilization | RDSReaderAverageDatabaseConnections | EC2SpotFleetRequestAverageCPUUtilization | EC2SpotFleetRequestAverageNetworkIn | EC2SpotFleetRequestAverageNetworkOut | SageMakerVariantInvocationsPerInstance | ECSServiceAverageCPUUtilization | ECSServiceAverageMemoryUtilization | AppStreamAverageCapacityUtilization | ComprehendInferenceUtilization | LambdaProvisionedConcurrencyUtilization | CassandraReadCapacityUtilization | CassandraWriteCapacityUtilization | KafkaBrokerStorageUtilization | ElastiCachePrimaryEngineCPUUtilization | ElastiCacheReplicaEngineCPUUtilization | ElastiCacheDatabaseMemoryUsageCountedForEvictPercentage | NeptuneReaderAverageCPUUtilization

Required: Yes


Identifies the resource associated with the metric type. You can't specify a resource label unless the metric type is ALBRequestCountPerTarget and there is a target group attached to the Spot Fleet or ECS service.

You create the resource label by appending the final portion of the load balancer ARN and the final portion of the target group ARN into a single value, separated by a forward slash (/). The format of the resource label is:



  • app/<load-balancer-name>/<load-balancer-id> is the final portion of the load balancer ARN

  • targetgroup/<target-group-name>/<target-group-id> is the final portion of the target group ARN.

To find the ARN for an Application Load Balancer, use the DescribeLoadBalancers API operation. To find the ARN for the target group, use the DescribeTargetGroups API operation.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1023.

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: