Scaling activity statuses

Last Updated: Apr 07, 2017

A scaling activity is in the Rejected state if the request for execution is rejected.

A scaling activity is in the In Progress state if it is being executed.

After a scaling activity is completed, there are three possible states:

  • Successful: The scaling activity has successfully added or removed the ECS instances to or from the scaling group as specified by the MaxSize value or the MinSize value adjusted by the scaling rule.

    Note: When an ECS instance is successfully added to a scaling group, it has been created and added to the Server Load Balancer instance and the RDS access whitelist. If any of the above steps fail, the ECS instance is considered “failed”.

  • Warning: The scaling activity fails to add or remove at least one ECS instance to or from the scaling group as specified by the MaxSize value or the MinSize value adjusted by the scaling rule.

  • Failed: The scaling activity fails to add or remove any ECS instance to or from the scaling group as specified by the MaxSize value or the MinSize value adjusted by the scaling rule.

Example

A scaling rule is defined to be added 5 ECS instances. The existing Total Capacity of the scaling group is 3 ECS instances, and the MaxSize value is 5 ECS instances. When the scaling rule is executed, Auto Scaling adds only 2 ECS instances as specified by the MaxSize value. After the scaling activity is completed, there are three possible states:

  • Successful: 2 ECS instances are created successfully and correctly added to the Sever Load Balancer instance and the RDS access whitelist.
  • Warning: 2 ECS instances are created successfully, but only one is correctly added to the Sever Load Balancer instance and the RDS access whitelist. The other one failed, and is rolled back and released.
  • Failed: No ECS instances are created. Or 2 ECS instances are created successfully, but neither are added to the Server Load Balancer instance or the RDS access whitelist. Both are rolled back and released.
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