Create Auto Scaling groups with Amazon CloudFormation - Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
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Create Auto Scaling groups with Amazon CloudFormation

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling is integrated with Amazon CloudFormation, a service that helps you to model and set up your Amazon resources so that you can spend less time creating and managing your resources and infrastructure. You create a template that describes all the Amazon resources that you want (such as Auto Scaling groups), and Amazon CloudFormation provisions and configures those resources for you.

When you use Amazon CloudFormation, you can reuse your template to set up your Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling resources consistently and repeatedly. Describe your resources once, and then provision the same resources over and over in multiple Amazon Web Services accounts and Regions.

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Amazon CloudFormation templates

To provision and configure resources for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and related services, you must understand Amazon CloudFormation templates. Templates are formatted text files in JSON or YAML. These templates describe the resources that you want to provision in your Amazon CloudFormation stacks. If you're unfamiliar with JSON or YAML, you can use Amazon CloudFormation Designer to help you get started with Amazon CloudFormation templates. For more information, see What is Amazon CloudFormation Designer? in the Amazon CloudFormation User Guide.

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling supports creating Auto Scaling groups and launch configurations in Amazon CloudFormation. For more information, including examples of JSON and YAML templates for Auto Scaling groups, see the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling resource type reference in the Amazon CloudFormation User Guide.

You can find additional useful examples of templates that create Auto Scaling groups and related resources in the following sections of the Amazon CloudFormation User Guide.

Learn more about Amazon CloudFormation

To learn more about Amazon CloudFormation, see the following resources: