Scaling overcloud rolesΒΆ

If you want to increase or decrease resource capacity of a running overcloud, you can start more servers of a selected role or delete some servers if capacity should be decreased. To set the capacity for the compute role, the following command can be used:

openstack overcloud deploy --templates [templates dir] --compute-scale 5


Scaling out assumes that newly added nodes has already been registered in Ironic.


When scaling down random servers of specified role will be deleted, how to delete specific nodes is described in Deleting Overcloud Nodes.


The different scale parameters can be seen in the output of:

openstack help overcloud deploy