Aggregate statistics by Auto Scaling group - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Aggregate statistics by Auto Scaling group

You can aggregate statistics for the EC2 instances in an Auto Scaling group. Note that Amazon CloudWatch cannot aggregate data across Amazon Regions. Metrics are completely separate between Regions.

This example shows you how to retrieve the total bytes written to disk for one Auto Scaling group. The total is computed for 1-minute periods for a 24-hour interval across all EC2 instances in the specified Auto Scaling group.

To display DiskWriteBytes for the instances in an Auto Scaling group (console)
  1. Open the CloudWatch console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Metrics.

  3. Choose the EC2 namespace and then choose By Auto Scaling Group.

  4. Choose the row for the DiskWriteBytes metric and the specific Auto Scaling group, which displays a graph for the metric for the instances in the Auto Scaling group. To name the graph, choose the pencil icon. To change the time range, select one of the predefined values or choose custom.

  5. To change the statistic or the period for the metric, choose the Graphed metrics tab. Choose the column heading or an individual value, and then choose a different value.

To display DiskWriteBytes for the instances in an Auto Scaling group (Amazon CLI)

Use the get-metric-statistics command as follows.

aws cloudwatch get-metric-statistics --namespace AWS/EC2 --metric-name DiskWriteBytes --period 360 \ --statistics "Sum" "SampleCount" --dimensions Name=AutoScalingGroupName,Value=my-asg --start-time 2022-10-16T23:18:00 --end-time 2022-10-18T23:18:00

The following is example output:

{ "Datapoints": [ { "SampleCount": 18.0, "Timestamp": "2022-10-19T21:36:00Z", "Sum": 0.0, "Unit": "Bytes" }, { "SampleCount": 5.0, "Timestamp": "2022-10-19T21:42:00Z", "Sum": 0.0, "Unit": "Bytes" } ], "Label": "DiskWriteBytes" }