Set up Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling - Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
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Set up Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Before you start using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, complete the following tasks.

Prepare to use Amazon EC2

If you haven't used Amazon EC2 before, complete the tasks described in the Amazon EC2 documentation. For more information, see Setting up with Amazon EC2 in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances or Setting up with Amazon EC2 in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Windows Instances.

Install the Amazon CLI

To use the Amazon CLI with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, install the latest Amazon CLI version. For information about installing the Amazon CLI or upgrading it to the latest version, see Installing the Amazon Command Line Interface in the Amazon Command Line Interface User Guide.

To run Amazon CLI commands using the Amazon Web Services Management Console, you can use Amazon CloudShell in supported Amazon Web Services Regions. For more information, see Create Auto Scaling groups from the command line using Amazon CloudShell.