AttachLoadBalancers - Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
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This API operation is superseded by AttachTrafficSources, which can attach multiple traffic sources types. We recommend using AttachTrafficSources to simplify how you manage traffic sources. However, we continue to support AttachLoadBalancers. You can use both the original AttachLoadBalancers API operation and AttachTrafficSources on the same Auto Scaling group.

Attaches one or more Classic Load Balancers to the specified Auto Scaling group. Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling registers the running instances with these Classic Load Balancers.

To describe the load balancers for an Auto Scaling group, call the DescribeLoadBalancers API. To detach a load balancer from the Auto Scaling group, call the DetachLoadBalancers API.

This operation is additive and does not detach existing Classic Load Balancers or target groups from the Auto Scaling group.

For more information, see Use Elastic Load Balancing to distribute traffic across the instances in your Auto Scaling group in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The name of the Auto Scaling group.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [\u0020-\uD7FF\uE000-\uFFFD\uD800\uDC00-\uDBFF\uDFFF\r\n\t]*

Required: Yes


The names of the load balancers. You can specify up to 10 load balancers.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [\u0020-\uD7FF\uE000-\uFFFD\uD800\uDC00-\uDBFF\uDFFF\r\n\t]*

Required: Yes


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


You already have a pending update to an Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling resource (for example, an Auto Scaling group, instance, or load balancer).

HTTP Status Code: 500


The service-linked role is not yet ready for use.

HTTP Status Code: 500



This example illustrates one usage of AttachLoadBalancers.

Sample Request &AutoScalingGroupName=my-asg &LoadBalancerNames.member.1=my-lb &Version=2011-01-01 &AUTHPARAMS

See Also

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