After deletion protection is enabled for a scaling group, the scaling group cannot be deleted by using the Auto Scaling console or by calling API operations. This topic describes how to set the deletion protection status for a scaling group.


  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 the scaling group and choose menu > Set Deletion Protection in the Actions column.
  5. In the dialog box that appears, set the deletion protection status for the scaling group.
    • To enable deletion protection, turn on Deletion Protection.
    • To disable deletion protection, turn off Deletion Protection.
  6. Click OK.