This topic describes how to create regular notification rules for scaling groupsby using internal messages and emails.

Prerequisites

No advanced notification rules are created for your scaling group.

Background information

You can use internal messages and emails to receive notifications. You must handle the notifications on your own after you receive them.

You can also create advanced notification rules in the Auto Scaling console to allow Auto Scaling sends notifications to CloudMonitor, Message Service (MNS) topics, or MNS queues. For more information, see Overview. After you customize handling policies in these services, these services can initiate handling processes after the event notifications are received.
Note If advanced notification rules are created for your scaling group, you cannot create regular notification rules for your scaling group. You must delete all advanced notification rules before you can create regular notification rules.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Auto Scaling console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Scaling Groups.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. Find a scaling group and go to the details page of the scaling group. You can use one of the following methods to go to the details page:
    • Click the ID of the scaling group in the Scaling Group Name/ID column.
    • Click Details in the Actions column of the scaling group.
  5. In the upper part of the page, click the Notifications tab.
  6. Click Create Regular Rule.
  7. Configure the notification method and contact.
    1. In the Create Regular Rule dialog box, click Message Settings.
    2. On the Common Settings page, find Notifications Regarding the Creation and Activation of Product Instances in the Product Message section and configure the notification method and contact.
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  8. Go back to the Create Regular Rule dialog box, select the events for which notifications are sent, and then click OK.
    You can configure notifications for the following scaling events:
    • Successful Scaling Activity: Auto Scaling adds or removes ECS instances to or from the scaling group.
    • Scaling Activity Failed: A scaling activity is triggered, but Auto Scaling fails to add or remove ECS instances to or from the scaling group.
    • Scaling Activity Rejected: The request for a scaling activity is received but rejected because the trigger conditions are not met.