Welcome - Amazon Auto Scaling
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This is the Amazon Auto Scaling API Reference. Use Amazon Auto Scaling to create scaling plans for your applications to automatically scale your scalable Amazon resources.

API Summary

You can use the Amazon Auto Scaling service API to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Create and manage scaling plans

  • Define target tracking scaling policies to dynamically scale your resources based on utilization

  • Scale Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups using predictive scaling and dynamic scaling to scale your Amazon EC2 capacity faster

  • Set minimum and maximum capacity limits

  • Retrieve information on existing scaling plans

  • Access current forecast data and historical forecast data for up to 56 days previous

The documentation for each action shows the Query API request syntax, the request parameters, and the response elements and provides links to language-specific SDK reference topics. For more information, see Amazon SDKs.

To learn more about Amazon Auto Scaling, including information about granting IAM users required permissions for Amazon Auto Scaling actions, see the Amazon Auto Scaling User Guide.

This document was last published on August 11, 2022.