[ aws . gamelift ]



Suspends activity on a fleet. Currently, this operation is used to stop a fleet’s auto-scaling activity. It is used to temporarily stop triggering scaling events. The policies can be retained and auto-scaling activity can be restarted using StartFleetActions . You can view a fleet’s stopped actions using DescribeFleetAttributes .

To stop fleet actions, specify the fleet ID and the type of actions to suspend. When auto-scaling fleet actions are stopped, Amazon GameLift no longer initiates scaling events except in response to manual changes using UpdateFleetCapacity .

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Setting up GameLift Fleets

Related operations

  • CreateFleet

  • ListFleets

  • DeleteFleet

  • DescribeFleetAttributes

  • UpdateFleetAttributes

  • StartFleetActions or StopFleetActions

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--fleet-id (string)

A unique identifier for a fleet to stop actions on. You can use either the fleet ID or ARN value.

--actions (list)

List of actions to suspend on the fleet.



"string" "string" ...

Where valid values are:

--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 stop a fleet’s automatic scaling activity

The following stop-fleet-actions example stops the use of all scaling policies that are defined for the specified fleet. After the policies are suspended, fleet capacity remains at the same active instance count unless you adjust it manually.

aws gamelift start-fleet-actions \
    --fleet-id fleet-a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111 \
    --actions AUTO_SCALING

This command produces no output.