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Auto scale functionality for Azure files in NMM


Applies to: Nerdio Manager for MSP (NMM) v2.0.1+


In this article, we will guide you through configuring autoscale functionality for Azure files available in Nerdio Manager for MSP.

Login to NMM portal and log into your account. From the main menu on your account's page, select "AZURE FILES" tab as shown below: Azure_files_shares_page.png Select the "Azure file" on which you wish to enable "auto-scale" feature. Expand the "Manage" drop-down and select "Autoscale" option as shown below:

Azure_files_shares_page_expanded.png

There are three options under autoscale:

Configure

Click "Configure" option to go to the manage autoscale settings page:

Azure_files_shares_manage_autoscale.png

Enable autoscale settings on your Azure file share as shown below:

Enable_autoscale_on_file_share.png

This section is further divided into 3 sub-sections:

  1. Provisioned size quota: Configure the minimum and maximum quota to limit the total size of files on the share as shown below:Provisioned_size_quota.png
    • Select the quota unit: Relative (%) or Absolute (GiB)
    • Minimum size: Set the minimum quota limit
    • Maximum size: Set the maximum quota limit
  2. Scheduled Quota increase: Use this option to increase the quota as per your Azure file share usage pattern. Note: The provisioned size (quota) can be decreased only 24 hours after the last quota increase. Quota will be increased at the beginning of the period and decreased to the minimum size only at the very end of this period as shown below: Scheduled_quota_increase.pngYou need to provide:
    • Days: Select from drop-down
    • Hours: Select timezone from drop-down
    • Set provisioned size quota to: Select from counter
  3. Scaling logic: Configure the conditions under which storage autoscale logic will increase or decrease the quota as shown below: Scaling_logic.png
    You need to select values for X1, Y1, Z1, X2, Y2, Z2:
    • Select autoscale trigger from drop-down
    • Increase quota scale-out by X1 % if Success Server Latency exceeds Y1 ms for Z1 minutes
    • Decrease quota scale-in by X2 % if Success Server Latency drops below Y2 ms for Z2 minutes
  4. Click "Save" button to confirm your changes.

History

Click "History" option to view autoscale history for your Azure file shares. Select the time range (today, this week, last week, last 30days, this month, last month or a custom range) to view the autoscale history. You can also view the data in graphical format namely quota graph, transactions graph, latency graph, and savings graph as shown below:

Autoscale_history.png

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