We pushed out a release over the weekend – most notably including the ability to park Auto Scaling Groups! Here’s what’s new.
Parking Auto Scaling Groups
You now have the ability to park full Auto Scaling Groups. You can control Auto Scaling Groups in the same way that you can individual instances – with schedules and on/off toggles.
You will see these groups included on your dashboard:
When an Auto Scaling Group is scheduled to be parked, ParkMyCloud will store the existing settings for minimum, desired, and maximum number of instances. Then, it will change those settings to Min, Desired, Max = (0,0,0) in AWS (while keeping the original values in our system) for the scheduled parking duration. Note that this means the individual instances will be terminated. When the instances are scheduled to run, we’ll set the parameters back to their original values and new instances will be spun up.
By the way, if you are using spot instances in those Auto Scaling Groups, we will be able to park those as well.
Since you can now manage your Auto Scaling Groups in ParkMyCloud, your downloadable reports will now be based on “resources” rather than “instances” – instances and Auto Scaling Groups will be considered resources. You’ll now be able to see parking savings for your Auto Scaling groups.
Detailed Information on Your Resources
You now have a much more detailed amount of information about each of your resources – whether instances or Auto Scaling Groups. Just click the “i” information button on the right side of the dashboard, and you’ll see a modal screen like the following:
Plus, you now have access to our shiny new User Guide!
Please let us know if you have any questions, and happy parking!
Current users can find more information about this release on our support site.