Description

This article describes how to enter the Auto Scaling Manager

Prerequisites:

  1. Cloud Monitoring must be enabled in the Data Center. See: How do I Identify Hardware Specifications and Capabilities Available in a Data Center Location
  2. At least one Cloud Server in the Geographic region must be enabled for Cloud Monitoring. See:
  3. We strongly recommend you create a separate Sub-Administrator account with "Network" and "Server"  roles to manage all of the Auto Scaling functions. See:

Content / Solution:

  1. Click on the Compute button, and select Support and Additional URLs from the drop-down menu:


  2. The Support and Additional URLs dashboard will be displayed. Monitoring links are on the right side of the screen:

    For instructions on how to enable Monitoring on a Cloud Server, see How to Enable Cloud Monitoring for a Server

  3. Click on the Link for the Geographic Region for which you want to enter the Monitoring Portal (in this case North America). The system will open a new browser and you'll be directed to the Monitoring log in screen:
     

  4. Sign in to the Monitoring portal using your Cloud credentials:

    • Account - Enter your Cloud UI Username

    • Password - Enter your Cloud UI Password
  5. The Cloud Monitoring "Dashboards" page will be displayed:


  6. Click the Auto Scaling tab on the upper portion of the screen:


  7. The "What Is Auto Scaling?" page will be displayed:

    Note: Click on the  links to see an overview of each function

  8. Click on the Get Started button to access the Auto Scaling Manager:


  9. The Validate Credentials Page will be displayed:
     

    Note: Enter your Cloud Username and Password

  10. Click the Validate Credential button:

    Note: This step is only required the first time you log in to the system with a set of credentials unless you:
    Click on the Show Credential link, located in the upper right-hand side of the screen: 

    The Auto Scaling Credential box will be displayed. Click on the Edit Credential link:

    The Validate Credentials Page will be displayed, as in Step 8. You can now enter a different set of credentials.
     

  11.  The Auto Scaling Manager will be displayed:


  12. For instructions on how to add a Horizontal Auto Scaling Rule see:
    For instructions on how to add a Vertical Auto Scaling Rule see: