Camel K Integration Scaling

Manual Scaling

An Integration can be scaled using the kubectl scale command, e.g.:

$ kubectl scale it <integration_name> --replicas <number_of_replicas>

This can also be achieved by editing the Integration resource directly, e.g.:

$ kubectl patch it <integration_name> -p '{"spec":{"replicas":<number_of_replicas>}}'

The Integration also reports its number of replicas in the .Status.Replicas field, e.g.:

$ kubectl get it <integration_name> -o jsonpath='{.spec.replicas}'

Autoscaling with HPA

An Integration can automatically scale based on its CPU utilization and custom metrics using horizontal pod autoscaling (HPA).

For example, executing the following command creates an autoscaler for the Integration, with target CPU utilization set to 80%, and the number of replicas between 2 and 5:

$ kubectl autoscale it <integration_name> --min=2 --max=5 --cpu-percent=80

Integration metrics can also be exported for horizontal pod autoscaling (HPA), using the custom metrics Prometheus adapter, so that the Integration can scale automatically based on its own metrics.

If you have an OpenShift cluster, you can follow Exposing custom application metrics for autoscaling to set it up.

Assuming you have the Prometheus adapter up and running, you can create a HorizontalPodAutoscaler resource based on a particular Integration metric, e.g.:

apiVersion: autoscaling/v2beta2
kind: HorizontalPodAutoscaler
  name: camel-k-autoscaler
    kind: Integration
    name: example
  minReplicas: 1
  maxReplicas: 10
  - type: Pods
        name: application_camel_context_exchanges_inflight_count
        type: AverageValue
        averageValue: 1k

More information can be found in Horizontal Pod Autoscaler from the Kubernetes documentation.