Vertically scaling instance types

If necessary, you can select a larger or smaller instance type for a Data Hub or Data Lake cluster after it has been deployed.

Selecting a larger instance type adds more vCPU and/or RAM to your instances. Instances can be scaled both up and down, but scaling down to a smaller size requires 4 CPU and a minimum of 4 GB memory.

If you are using an instance without ephemeral disks, you can scale up or down to a new instance with ephemeral disks; however, the reverse is not supported. You cannot start with an instance with ephemeral disks and move to an instance without ephemeral disks.

Vertical scaling is supported on AWS only.

For information on vertically scaling FreeIPA, see Vertically scale FreeIPA instances.

  1. In the CDP main navigation menu, click Data Hubs or Data Lakes and select the cluster that requires a larger instance type.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Nodes tab.
  3. Click the Vertical Scaling icon on the top right of the host group that you want to scale.
  4. Select a larger instance type from the drop-down menu of suggested instance types.
  5. Click Scale. You can monitor the action from the Event History tab.
    Alternatively, you can use the CDP CLI to select a new instance for the Data Lake or Data Hub cluster:

    Data Lake cluster:

    cdp datalake start-datalake-vertical-scaling 
    --datalake <your-data-lake-name-or-its-crn> 
    --group <master> 
    --instance-template instanceType="<m5.4xlarge>"

    Data Hub cluster:

    cdp datahub start-cluster-vertical-scaling 
    --datahub <your-data-hub-name-or-its-crn> 
    --group <master> 
    --instance-template instanceType="<m5.4xlarge>"
After you have vertically scaled the cluster, configure the services on the cluster to use the additional or reduced resources/memory.