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Introduction to Alibaba Auto Scaling
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Description

Alibaba Auto Scaling automatically creates and releases ECS instances based on pre-defined rules in order to scale services to match demand. Furthermore, it can configure server load balancer and relational database service white lists, without any manual intervention.

In this course, you will learn about the Alibaba Auto Scaling service and how it operates. You will learn about the core concepts of the service, scaling groups, scaling configurations, and scaling rules (manual and automatic). For each section of the course, there are guided demonstrations from the Alibaba Cloud platform that you can follow along with, giving you the practical experience necessary to set up auto scaling on your own environment.

If you have any feedback relating to this course, feel free to contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the core concepts and components of Alibaba Auto Scaling
  • Learn how to create, modify, enable, disable, and delete a scaling group
  • Learn how to create, modify and delete the scaling configuration that provides the virtual servers in the scaling group
  • Understand the different types of scaling rules that are available
  • Learn how to use manual and automatic scaling operations

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to set up auto scaling in their Alibaba Cloud environments.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should already have a basic knowledge of Alibaba Cloud or another cloud vendor.

 

Transcript

Hello, and welcome back. You've reached the end of the auto-scaling part course. Let's have a quick summary and wrap things up.

So, in this course, I introduced you to the auto-scaling service. We discussed basic auto-scaling terminology and concepts. I introduce you to the scaling groups and then showed you in the console how to create a scaling group, introduced scaling configurations, and then showed you in the console how to create a scaling configuration.

We had an overview on scaling rules and then looked at how to manually trigger scaling events. Also, how to automate scaling rules by triggering scaling events, according to a schedule or an event trigger task. Each of these was followed by demonstrations in the console.

I hope you've enjoyed the course and I thank you for watching.

About the Author

David’s IT career started in 1990, when he took on the role of Database Administrator as a favor for his boss. He redirected his career into the Client Server side of Microsoft with NT4, and then progressed to Active Directory and each subsequent version of Microsoft Client/Server Operating Systems. In 2007 he joined QA as a Technical Trainer, and has delivered training in Server systems from 2003 to 2016 and Client systems from XP onwards. Currently, David is a Principal Technical Learning Specialist (Cloud), and delivers training in Azure Cloud Computing, specializing in Infrastructure Compute and Storage. David also delivers training in Microsoft PowerShell, and is qualified in the Alibaba Cloud Space.