[ aws . autoscaling ]



Describes the available adjustment types for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling scaling policies. These settings apply to step scaling policies and simple scaling policies; they do not apply to target tracking scaling policies.

The following adjustment types are supported:

  • ChangeInCapacity

  • ExactCapacity

  • PercentChangeInCapacity

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To describe the Auto Scaling adjustment types

This example describes the available adjustment types:

aws autoscaling describe-adjustment-types

The following is example output:

    "AdjustmentTypes": [
            "AdjustmentType": "ChangeInCapacity"
            "AdjustmentType": "ExactCapcity"
            "AdjustmentType": "PercentChangeInCapacity"

For more information, see Scaling Adjustment Types in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.


AdjustmentTypes -> (list)

The policy adjustment types.


Describes a policy adjustment type.

AdjustmentType -> (string)

The policy adjustment type. The valid values are ChangeInCapacity , ExactCapacity , and PercentChangeInCapacity .