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Deepak Vohra, Kubernetes Management Design Patterns, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2598-1_13

13. Using Autoscaling

Deepak Vohra

(1)White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

Starting new pods may sometimes be required in a Kubernetes cluster, for example, to meet the requirements of an increased load. The replication controller has the ability to restart a container, which is actually starting a replacement container, if a container in a pod were to fail.


Cluster load is a variable, and depending on application use requirements, cluster load can increase or decrease. One of the benefits of the Kubernetes cluster manager is the ability to scale a cluster of containers (pods) as required. If more load is expected, a user may scale up (increase ...

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