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Scaling EC2 Using SQS

You are a solutions architect at an e-commerce firm. The company runs flash sales from time to time, and when there's a spike in orders, the fulfillment backend struggles to meet demand. In order to provide the extra instances necessary to handle those spikes in both a cost-efficient and sustainable way, you will implement Auto Scaling rules for EC2 based on metrics received from CloudWatch.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Oct 09, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create CloudWatch Alarms

    Create scale-out and scale-in alarms using the SQS ApproximateNumberOfMessagesVisible metric.

  2. Challenge

    Create Simple Scaling Policies

    Create scale-out and scale-in policies using the two CloudWatch alarms.

  3. Challenge

    Observe the Auto Scaling Group's Behavior in CloudWatch

    Use CloudWatch metrics to observe the behavior of the SQS ApproximateNumberOfMessagesVisible metric over time.

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