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Automatic scaling


This feature would help users setup rules to automatically scale out their applications based on their load data.


  • Name: User:LHornyak Laszlo Hornyak (LHornyak Laszlo Hornyak)

Current status

  • Status: proposal
  • Last updated on – by

Detailed Description

This feature will address the needs of applications and systems scaling out. When a certain resource usage goes over or below a certain user-defined limit, some an action would take place, which is typically starting and/or stopping a VM from a pool. Such conditions could be:

  • disk usage
  • free disk space
  • network usage
  • CPU usage

Benefit to oVirt

This feature allows oVirt to automatically scale applications based on their resource usage.

Documentation / External references

Is there upstream documentation on this feature, or notes you have written yourself? Link to that material here so other interested developers can get involved. Links to RFEs.