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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 22, 2018
Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit IDEA-I-2441 Add Autoscaling features to various buildpacks.

Auto-scaling with spring Merged

Getting started with the Auto-Scaling service

As a developer I'd like to have a Spring Boot Liberty application with  metrics data will be collected by the Auto-Scaling service. 

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Carl Swanson
    May 14, 2020

    there is a much different auto scaling tech in place now, please re-evaluate if you feel this is still needed

  • Guest
    Feb 12, 2018

    If the spring boot application is using Liberty web container, then you should be able to use metrics heap/throughput/response_time, while if it is just using Liberty Java runtime then autoscaler can not collect the additional metrics and only support memory based scaling.

    The support of auto-scaling with spring will be part of 2441 (  and it will be in open source edition.