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BIG-IQ Centralized Management
Auto-Scaling BIG-IP VE Devices in an AWS Cloud
What does a service scaling group do?
Create a service scaling group to manage applications in AWS
- At the top of the screen, clickApplications.
- On the left, click.
- Near the top of the screen, click theCreatebutton.
- Type aNameand an optionalDescriptionto help you identify this service scaling group.The name you specify displays in your AWS environment for each auto-scaled BIG-IP VE device. This helps you group your BIG-IP VE devices for easy identification.The name you use for the SSG must comply with AWS naming conventions. For the current definition of these requirements, refer toRules for Bucket Namingatdocs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/BucketRestrictions.html.
- From theCloud Environmentlist, select your AWS environment.
- In theMinimum Device(s) Requiredfield, type the fewest number of BIG-IP devices you want running at any given time.
- In theMaximum Device(s) Requiredfield, type the largest number of BIG-IP devices you want running at any given time.The maximum is 4 devices.
- In theMaximum Application(s) Allowedfield, type the largest number of applications you want running simultaneously on this service scaling group.
- For the Scale-Out settings, specify the CPU and throughput parameters you want to prompt AWS to create new BIG-IP VE devices.
- In theScale-Out Cooldown Periodfield, type the number of minutes you want AWS to create more BIG-IP VE devices, before scaling out again.The scale-out cooldown period is important, because it prevents the creation of additional devices before the previous scale-out has gone into effect.
- For the Scale-In settings, specify the CPU and throughput parameters you want to prompt AWS to remove BIG-IP VE devices.
- In theScale-In Cooldown Periodfield, type the number of minutes you want to wait after AWS removes BIG-IP VE devices, before scaling in again.The scale-in cooldown period is important, because it prevents AWS from removing devices before a previous scale-in activity has gone into effect.
- In the Health Status Rules area, select the events and metrics that you want to trigger an alert.
- In the Notifications area, select the events you want to prompt a notification, and the options for how you want to be notified.If you select SNMP traps, be sure you have SNMP configured on BIG-IQ. If you select the option to send email, you must have SMTP configured on BIG-IQ.