Can you create your own EC2 autoscaling triggers?


When using an auto-scaling group on EC2 the documentation says you can trigger new servers to come up based on cloudwatch metrics. Is it possible to launch new instances on your own?

For example an app has an internal queue of items and once that queue hits a threshold it sends a notice to EC2 to add more servers to the group.

Is that possible?


I found the answer is yes and the relavent doc is here:

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