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Horizontal cluster-proportional-autoscaler container

Horizontal cluster-proportional-autoscaler watches over the number of schedulable nodes and cores of the cluster and resizes the number of replicas for the required resource. This functionality may be desirable for applications that need to be autoscaled with the size of the cluster, such as CoreDNS and other services that scale with the number of nodes/pods in the cluster.

The cluster-proportional-autoscaler helps to scale the applications using deployment or replicationcontroller or replicaset. This is an alternative solution to Horizontal Pod Autoscaling. It is typically installed as a Deployment in your cluster.


This add-on requires both enable_coredns_autoscaler and coredns_autoscaler_helm_config as mandatory fields.

cluster-proportional-autoscaler can be deployed by enabling the add-on via the following.

The example shows how to enable cluster-proportional-autoscaler for CoreDNS Deployment. CoreDNS deployment is not configured with HPA. So, this add-on helps to scale CoreDNS Add-on according to the size of the nodes and cores.

This Add-on can be used to scale any application with Deployment objects.

enable_coredns_autoscaler = true
coredns_autoscaler_helm_config = {
  name        = "cluster-proportional-autoscaler"
  chart       = "cluster-proportional-autoscaler"
  repository  = ""
  version     = "1.0.0"
  namespace   = "kube-system"
  timeout     = "300"
  values = [
    nameOverride: kube-dns-autoscaler

     # Formula for controlling the replicas. Adjust according to your needs
     #  replicas = max( ceil( cores * 1/coresPerReplica ) , ceil( nodes * 1/nodesPerReplica ) )
      coresPerReplica: 256
      nodesPerReplica: 16
      min: 1
      max: 100
      preventSinglePointFailure: true
      includeUnschedulableNodes: true

    # Target to scale. In format: deployment/*, replicationcontroller/* or replicaset/* (not case sensitive).
      target: deployment/coredns # Notice the target as `deployment/coredns`

      create: true
      name: kube-dns-autoscaler

      type: RuntimeDefault
      supplementalGroups: [ 65534 ]
      fsGroup: 65534

        cpu: 100m
        memory: 128Mi
        cpu: 100m
        memory: 128Mi

      - key: "CriticalAddonsOnly"
        operator: "Exists"
        description = "Cluster Proportional Autoscaler for CoreDNS Service"

GitOps Configuration

The following properties are made available for use when managing the add-on via GitOps.

corednsAutoscaler = {
  enable = true