Before you begin:
- Create a VM and a scaling group for the VM. See Define a scaling group
- If you create an automatic scaling action, then the VM metrics will trigger autoscaling when they cross the thresholds set for the actions
To enable autoscaling operations to run:
- Create an action plan with a scaling action for the VM with the scaling group. See Create an action plan to automate VM actions
- Create triggers to run the action plan. See Create a trigger for an action plan
When scaling, the platform will search for a scaling rule that is valid for the specific time range, or for a default rule. It will create or delete/undeploy the number of VMs in the rule, then wait for the cooldown period before accepting another scaling request.