Combine AWS EC2 instances

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Combine AWS EC2 instances

Tarun Dave

I have an instance running in AWS EC2. I am planning to add one more instance on increase of CPU utilization increment. How do I add additional instance such that it combines with existing instance and distribute the load between instances

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Larry W

The best solution is to use Auto Scaling, ELB along with CloudWatch. Make your original instance as part of ELB. Configure CloudWatch so when CPU utilization increase more than threshold it will notify Auto Scaling which will add new resource to ELB and distribute the load.


Ofir Nachmani

Refer a few guides about ELB like

and more at

For more guides about Auto Scaling, keep watching this space as well Newvem knowledge center at



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