Vertically scale FreeIPA instances

If necessary, you can select a larger or smaller instance type for FreeIPA after the environment has been created.

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.

  1. In the CDP main navigation menu, click Environments and select the environment that requires a larger FreeIPA instance type.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the FreeIPA tab.
  3. Click Vertical Scaling.
  4. From the drop-down menu of available instance types, select the instance that you want to scale to.
  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 FreeIPA:
    cdp environments start-free-ipa-vertical-scaling 
    --environment <your-environment-name-or-its-crn> 
    --instance-template instanceType="<m5.4xlarge>"