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Guided Lab: Scaling EC2 instances using Auto-Scale Group (ASG)

Description

EC2 Auto Scaling ensures that you maintain application availability and lets you scale Amazon EC2 capacity up or down automatically according to the conditions you define. This represents horizontal scaling, as opposed to increasing the specifications of a single instance (vertical scaling).

Prerequisites

This lab assumes you have experience creating EC2 instances and are familiar with its basic components.

If you find any gaps in your knowledge, consider taking the following labs:

  • Creating an Amazon EC2 instance (Linux)

Objectives

In this lab, you will:

  • Understand the importance of EC2 Auto Scaling.
  • Learn to set up Launch Templates.
  • Experience the dynamic adjustment of EC2 capacity with Auto Scaling Groups.