How to change new instance tag Name when auto scaling?

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I've created a new Alarm on my AWS account based on a Metric that I also have created. I use this alarm to auto scale. When launching new instances I'm using User Data field to set up this new instance. The problem I'm facing is that I cannot modify the tags of this new instance. If I don't change that, all the new instances will have the same name which won't work with my current setup.

Is it possible to solve that?

Oct 29, 2018 in AWS by datageek
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You can set up a new Name tag for the instance in its own user data script using AWS CLI tools and the instance metadata. It would look like this:

aws ec2 create-tags \ --resources $(curl -s http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/instance-id) \ --tag Key=Name,Value=MyNewNiceName \ --region=us-east-1

answered Oct 29, 2018 by Archana
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