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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 25, 2021

Enable Horizontal Pod Autoscaler support for ODM Decision Server Runtime under ICP4BA

In a Kubernetes/OpenShift deployment, the number of replicas for the Decision Server Runtime deployment is a fixed amount defined in the ICP4ACluster custom resource. The ICP4BA operator enforces this fixed amount by resetting any changes made to the Deployment configuration.

A Horizontal Pod Autoscaler configuration works by monitoring metrics and updating the Deployment configuration with a new replica count when a decision is made to adjust the number of pods. However, when the ICP4BA operator is running, any changes to the Deployment are reset.

The new feature I would like to see is to have the ability to define the settings for the Horizontal Pod Autoscaler in the custom resource and when configured, the operator should not update the replica count in the Deployment configuration during its reconciliation phase.

Enabling this feature will allow more flexibility to manage cluster resources and meet spikes in workload.

Who would benefit from this IDEA? All ODM customers who deploy to cloud would benefit from better resource usage
Idea Priority Medium