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08 Oct, 2012 04:48 PM

I am reposting my question because I haven't recieved a reply in a few days and part of the advertised functionality for your product that I am paying for is not working.

I am trying to setup autoscaling, but the policys do not create alarms and there is no option to create alarms.

Please advise,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ylastic on 08 Oct, 2012 05:51 PM

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    Is this a policy for a scaling group that is using an elb for a health check? If it is, you will not see an option to create an associated alarm. EC2 never used to let you set a policy for those, unless this is something they have changed.

  2. 2 Posted by Jordan on 08 Oct, 2012 05:56 PM

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    Yes, I am using ELB for a healthcheck so that if an instance dies it gets replaced. Is the solution to use aws healthchecks?

    This is sort of disappointing because I was hoping to have instance failover in addition to auto scaling.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ylastic on 08 Oct, 2012 06:00 PM

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    Yes. That is how it used to work with ELB as the check for a scaling group. EC2 does keep twiddling with things, but not sure they let you setup a policy with an alarm for it.

  4. 4 Posted by Jordan on 08 Oct, 2012 06:06 PM

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    is there another way for me to automatically scale WITH elb healthchecks? Sometimes I have a web server instance just up and die for whatever reason, and its really nice to have automatic failover via the ELB healthchecks.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ylastic on 08 Oct, 2012 06:08 PM

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    Not aware of any other way. I will check into the most recent EC2 scaling APi docs and see if they have any thing added recently that we need to add into Ylastic.

  6. 6 Posted by Jordan on 08 Oct, 2012 06:10 PM

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    Thanks, I went with ylastic since it had a GUI for the capabilities as opposed to me having to mess with the API.

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