Scale Down a Kubernetes Deployment

How far down can we scale our deployment and still meet our capacity and availability criteria?

This starter allows you to create and run an experiment that scales down a Kubernetes deployment, allowing you to observe the consequences on your service.

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The form requires the following fields:

  • A deployment name;
  • The number of replicas you want to scale down to;
  • The number of replicas to scale back up to;
  • The number of seconds to wait before scaling up.

It also presents the following fields, which are common to all starters and experiments:

  • Contributions, to explicitly describe what your experiment contributes to;
  • Tags, to categorize your experiment.
A screenshot of the form to create and run the experiment


This starter requires an environment which declares the Kubernetes credentials to access the target cluster.

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