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Allow setting of autoscaling policy in an automated fashion

At the moment, whilst it is possible to create an AutoScaling service via the command line tools, you cannot configure auto-scaling policies without having to log into the dashboard.

This greatly restricts the options when trying to deploy an application in an automated fashion as it introduces a manual step for each and every application launched on BlueMix.

It would be good if you could configure the policy by adding parameters via a JSON hash as you can with some of the other services using the "CF" command.

As an example:

cf cs Auto-Scaling free TestApplication -c '{\"type\": \"RAM\", \"min_nodes\":\"4\", \"max_nodes\": \"20\", \"threshold\": \"85%\"}'

  • Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
  • Aug 23 2016
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  • Matthew Macdonald-Wallace commented
    23 Aug, 2016 03:12am

    You can do this already using the bluemix cli instead of the cf cli:

    bluemix as policy-create > my-scaling-policy.json
    bluemix cf create-service Auto-Scaling free my-scaling-service
    bluemix as policy-attach my-application -p my-scaling-policy.json

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