Launch an auto-scaling AWS EC2 virtual machine

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Create a launch template

Create an Auto Scaling group

Verify & terminate your Auto Scaling group

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Clock2 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to Launch an autoscaling AWS EC2 virtual machine using the AWS console. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is the service you use to create and run virtual machines (VM), also known as instances. By completing the steps in this guided project, you will successfully launch an auto-scaling Amazon EC2 virtual machine using the AWS console within the AWS Free Tier. You will also verify the auto-scalable EC2 virtual machine and then terminate your scaling infrastructure. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North American region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.


This guided project is for any job role that needs an Amazon Web Services(AWS) cloud expertise.

Skills you will develop


Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Create a security group

  2. Create a launch template

  3. Create an Auto Scaling group

  4. Verify your Auto Scaling group

  5. Delete your scaling infrastructure

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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