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AWS Auto Scaling Testing and Tuning

Hands-On Lab


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Welcome to this hands-on AWS Learning Activity in which you will learn how to Test and Tuning Auto Scaling in AWS.

Auto Scaling Groups provide the flexibility to scale up and scale down resources (EC2 Instances), as dictated by the load placed on these resources. Part of being a trained DevOps professional includes the ability to properly set up, configure, and test proper ASG workloads. In this activity, we will set CloudWatch alarms to scale up/down based on CPU Utilization, but rather than simply trusting that our ASG will work properly, we will install a stress tool to test our ASG. This will ensure that it scales up and down accordingly and provide the opportunity to tune our ASG, the alarms, and even cooldown periods based on the test results.

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