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How to Scale Deployed Services In or Out by Adding or Removing Service Instances

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - App Controller, System Center 2012 R2 App Controller, System Center 2012 SP1 - App Controller

To scale a public cloud service deployment in or out

  1. On the Services page, select a Windows Azure service deployment.

  2. Click Open Diagram in the taskbar or from the right-click menu to open the diagram view for that service.

  3. Select the role you want to scale in or out to open the Properties page.

  4. Increase or decrease the number of instances for the role you selected and then click OK.

  5. Click Update to save your changes. Clicking Cancel will discard the changes made to the role properties.

To scale out a private cloud service deployment

  1. On the Services page, select a VMM service deployment.

  2. Click Open Diagram in the taskbar or from the right-click menu to open the diagram view for that service.

  3. Right-click the machine tier you want to scale out and select Scale Out.

    noteNote
    Not all VMM services support scale-out. This property must be set during the creation of the template by using the VMM console. If a service does not support scale-out, the task does not appear.

  4. Click Update. Clicking Cancel will discard the changes made to the role properties.

    noteNote
    To scale in a VMM service deployment, you must delete a virtual machine instance from the machine tier you want to scale in.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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