Welcome to Rackspace Auto Scale, the easy way to scale your cloud resources up or down in response to an increase or decrease in overall workload or based on your defined thresholds.
After reading this guide you will understand:
- Auto Scale core concepts
- Auto Scale options and how group configurations affect policy execution
- How to use Auto Scale control panel to create a scaling group and policies
You can use Rackspace Auto Scale to perform the following tasks:
- Create a policy to add more servers at a specific time on a recurring
basis or just one time; use cron to set the schedule, or use a webhook to
respond to an event and trigger a policy; and set a policy to scale back
- Add and remove a specific number of servers or a percentage of your total
- Support your dedicated servers by adding - and removing - cloud servers based
on a schedule
Before you can use Rackspace Auto Scale, you must have the following
- A Rackspace cloud account. To sign up go to the Rackspace Public Cloud signup
- A server image or images with all needed applications and settings. You can
create your images with the
through the Cloud Control Panel or use external applications such as Chef,
Puppet, or Salt.
- (Optional) A load balancer. One is allowed per each group of 25
server images. To create a load balancer with the API or the
Cloud Control Panel, See the Cloud Load Balancers Developer
for information about using the API.
Updated 3 months ago