Auto Scaling Based off of SQS Message Queue Size

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Time required: 2 Hours


In this lab, we are going to learn how to create an Auto Scaling configuration based off of SQS queue size. We will use CloudWatch to trigger an alarm to call for more instances. We will also use the AWS CLI to work with our SQS queue.


Attention: You will log into an Ec2 instance during the Learning Activity. Once you have logged into the instance, the instructor will tell you to use AWS Configure to prompt the AWS Cli.

Before you do so, please use this script to install a different version of python that will help move this Activity forward.

pip install awscli==1.6.6. 


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