If you need to troubleshoot any problems related to configurations or Web applications (for example, shutting down to reset a password, upgrade services, etc.), and you want to modify the applications without triggering the auto scaling process, you can disable the scaling group and recover it after troubleshooting.
Open the Auto Scaling Console, and select Scaling Group in the navigation bar. Click Disable on the right of the scaling group list.
When this setting has been implemented, you will see Disabled in the Status column.
When you disable an AS group, the automatic capacity scaling of the scaling group will not be triggered, but the restrictions on the scaling group remain in effect.
Automatic triggered activities include:
Scaling group restrictions include:
If you have finished troubleshooting, you can recover the auto scaling configuration.
Open the Auto Scaling Console, and select Scaling Group in the navigation bar. Click Enable on the right of the scaling group list.