if instance is a part of some AutoScaling Group in AWS or not

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Is it possible to determine from instance if it's a member of AutoScaling Group in AWS?
Jun 2, 2018 in AWS by Flying geek
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You can run this command below on an EC2 Linux instance to check if the current instance is in an AutoScaling group. You will need to check if the returned value is empty to determine if it is in an AutoScaling group or not.

aws autoscaling describe-auto-scaling-instances --instance-ids `curl --silent 2>&1`

Note, you will have to have the AWS CLI Tool installed and configured before you can run this command.

Take reference from: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/autoscaling/describe-auto-scaling-instances.html

CLI Docs: https://aws.amazon.com/cli/

answered Jun 2, 2018 by Cloud gunner
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