Autoscale allows you to adjust the amount of running resources to handle the load on your application.

You can:

  • Add resources to handle increases in load and also save money by removing resources that are sitting idle.
  • Specify a minimum and maximum number of instances to run and add or remove VMs automatically based on a set of rules.
    • Having a minimum makes sure your application is always running even under no load.
    • Having a maximum limits your total possible hourly cost.
  • Automatically scale between these two extremes using rules you create.
Autoscaling

When rule conditions are met, one or more autoscale actions are triggered. You can add and remove VMs, or do other actions. The following conceptual diagram shows this process:

Autoscaling

Setup

To set up the OpsRamp Azure integration and discover the Azure service, go to Azure Integration Discovery Profile and select Insights AutoscaleSettings.

Metrics

OpsRamp MetricMetric Display NameUnitAggregation Type
azure_observed_metric_value

Value computed by autoscale when executed.
Observed Metric ValueCountAverage
azure_metric_threshold

The configured autoscale threshold when autoscale ran.
Metric ThresholdCountAverage
azure_observed_capacity

Capacity reported to autoscale when it executed.
Observed CapacityCountAverage
azure_scale_actions_initiated

Direction of the scale operation.
Scale Actions InitiatedCountTotal

Event support

  • Supported
  • Configurable in OpsRamp Azure Integration Discovery Profile.

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