When the CloudPlatform user completes the AutoScale configuration, CloudPlatform uses the NetScaler NITRO API to create an AutoScale-related configuration on the NetScaler appliance. For information about the configuration commands that CloudPlatform uses to configure the NetScaler appliance, see "NetScaler Configuration Details."
The following diagram shows the sequence of operations, beginning with CloudPlatform pushing the AutoScale configuration to the NetScaler appliance. The events are numbered in the order in which they occur, and are described below.
When the CloudPlatform user submits the AutoScale configuration, the following events occur:
In this way, the NetScaler appliance monitors the application and triggers scale-up and scale-down events on the basis of application load and/or performance.