Ensure that your Auto Scaling Groups are configured to send email notifications whenever a scaling event, such as launching or terminating an EC2 instance, occurs. Once the ASG Notifications feature is enabled, the AWS SNS topic associated with the group will process and send ASG scaling events notifications to the email address that you specified during setup.
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Auto Scaling Group notifications can increase the reliability and availability of the applications deployed within your auto scaling environments by allowing you to act fast and mitigate scaling issues such as failed instance launches.
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To configure your AWS Auto Scaling Groups with the AWS SNS service in order to send scaling events notifications via email, perform the following:
- AWS Blog post:
- Auto Scaling – Notifications, Recurrence, and More Control
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